Some disappointing news from within the Cheddarsphere, as Lisa Mux of Waukesha Wonk has announced she’s shutting her blog down for good, though it appeares she’ll still be maintaining her presence on Twitter.
Here’s what Lisa wrote regarding her decision to retire from blogging.
Unlike many of my fellow progressive activists, I was not jolted into action when Gov. Scott Walker “dropped the bomb” with his 2011 Act 10 legislation. Rather, I became politically active around 1999 when I realized that George W. Bush could actually become president of the United States. Gov. Walker’s Tea Party extremism was, however, the impetus for my political blogging. But after two-and-a-half years, it’s time for me to say farewell to Waukesha Wonk.
The reason is simple: political blogging has ceased to bring me joy. Life is too short to spend your free time doing things that don’t bring about some level of joy.
Additionally, I find the tone of the political discourse of late to be disconcerting, and I’m not talking about the Republicans. Recent incidents and behavior by some on my own “side” have prompted me to question things.
Lisa’s decision to shut down her blog is a loss for the lefties in the Cheddarsphere. She’s an excellent writer, and she worked hard to stay “above the fray” that so often includes personal attacks, bomb-throwing, and nastiness, and I hope she reconsiders her decision at some point in the near future.