As I posted earlier this year when I celebrated my 10th Anniversary with Blogging Blue, I announced that I was retiring at the end of the year. This was certainly the right opportunity at the right time. Zach offered me an outlet to write about politics just when I was primed to do exactly that. I have been interested in politics off and on for a long time and had time to actually get involved then.
And taking the reins as publisher when I did was perfect too. I wanted an outlet to continue writing as I moved into real retirement (I left the corporate world in June 2018). And this was exactly the right venue.
But this takes a toll and this past year has been particularly hard. I wanted to do the best work I could and keep up a professional pace but it just wore me out.
And I have other ventures that I want to devote more time to. My arts blog which has been suffering from neglect since I started it in March…and I have set up my easels and laid in art supplies and new guitar amps with headphones in my studio space so I can practice and work without disturbing anyone. I have been looking forward to getting back to the arts as I planned my retirement.
I already sense that I will miss this. But it still feels like the right time to step aside and let Zach take charge again. I imagine he’s got some new ideas on move Blogging Blue forward as we enter the Biden era in Washington and a post-pandemic world in general.
So, I will be retiring from Blogging Blue effective end of day, December 31, 2020. And I leave you with this one last imperative: Be nice to Zach!