Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Blogg Off

This blog is rubbish. I'm closing it down.

Actually I have specific reasons for doing this. I'm not sure what blogs are supposed to be, but I'm sure they're not what I'm doing. Blogs should be about more day-to-day things, thoughts about stuff going on in the world, cultural or otherwise. I should maybe share a bit more of myself. But I don't. This is because:

a. I don't have time. I've got two kids, a wife, a full-time job 80 miles away, two dogs, 85 fish (don't ask), and a cat. Somewhere in there I want to read and write books. That's OK, but the blog suffers (and the fish).

b. It's against my nature to share too much of myself. Maybe in a book I can do it. In a book you can obscure the truth, and there is a healthy distance between author and reader. But here, it's a bit dodgy. Hey, nothing personal - if I met you in a pub, I'd tell you everything. But this ain't a pub. (And if it was, it would be like the one at the top of this page, third from left).

c. Is there really anything new to say about David Hasselhoff and Mr T?

So, my apologies if you have become chemically addicted to this blog. As a substitute, I recommend Marmite, Consulates, ketamine, or any of the blogs on the right. From now on, anything I really need to announce, I'll do it on charliewilliams.net.

Adios.

8 comments:

Jenny D said...

What a pity! I love your blog. But of course I see your point. Good luck on all fronts...

Duane Swierczynski said...

This brings to mind the immortal words of Mr. Balboa:

I was nobody. But that don't matter either, you know? 'Cause I was thinkin', it really don't matter if I lose this blog. It really don't matter if this guy gets more comments on his posts, either. 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with blogging, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that site meter stops and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

Goddamnit, Charlie. It just ain't right.

Ray said...

No.

I won't believe it. I refuse to believe it.

Jenny D said...

I know, I was just coming back to see whether perhaps you'd put up an addendum that said "Hey, changed my mind, gotta keep up the Mr T thing for the crew." Ah well...

Ray said...

It's not just the Mr T stuff. I've picked up some great book recommendations here. I like this blog. I check this blog. I refuse to see it go.

(am I sounding whiny enough yet?)

Charlie Williams said...

Ah, you guys. Thank you for your kind words, etc. Duane - is that really from Rocky? That's amaizing - you wouldn't have guessed blogs existed in 1978.

Charlie Williams said...

Sarah - I don't know what happened to your comment. Did you post a comment? Am I seeing things?

Sarah said...

That is bizarre. I guess the idea of Mr. T or the Hoff blogging was too much for the 'sphere to handle, so it imploded.