Circle - Howard Moss
May 26, 2006
Okay, the title might be an exaggeration, but this time spent not reading Malkin has been very relaxing and reinvigorating.
One thing it hasn’t reinvigorated me to do, however, is to continue reading Malkin. I’m tired. I think that, more than anything else, it was HotAir that finally broke my back. Following her 362 blog posts/day was hard enough, but now I’m supposed to watch a badly-produced video clip every day? I don’t think so.
But then again, maybe it’s something going around. Chris Clarke is also expressing malaise, although he has more of an excuse - having been at this longer and much, much better. (More well?) Then again, he gets to write about squirrels if he wants to. Michelle? Was it too much to ask that you throw in a squirrel now and again?
Anyway, when I took this last hiatus I intended to recharge as I have in the past and come back ready for action. I mean, getting back into watching is like jumping back aboard a moving train.
But something funny happened on the way back to Malkin(s)watch. To wit:
I DON’T WANNA!
YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!
NO! NO! NO! NO!
IT. IS. TRUE.
Just wanted to say that one more time, for anyone who missed it.
But more important than whether I’ve got another Malkin scoop in me is whether I want to have another Malkin scoop in me. And the answer is no. Contrary to what my wingnut detractors seem to think, I spend very little time on this blog. But this last two weeks made me realize that the reason for this is not busy-ness but boredness. So, I’m out.
I’m still gonna write, though. I may- emphasis may - even start another Watch blog eventually. (Jeff Goldstein, I’m looking your direction.) For now, I’m gonna do something I was theoretically doing all along, which is contributing at The Liberal Avenger. It’s gonna be fun to pick my own damn topics again. I’ll consider other options as they present themselves.
Thanks to everyone who’s been reading me. Right up till the end people were spreading the word about MW, and I appreciate it very much. I’m gonna keep my malkinwatchblog e-mail at least for awhile but I’ll be slowly trying to get y’all to use augusteisfree at gmail dot com. (firstname.lastname@example.org was taken, for crying out loud!).
As for Malkin(s)watch: A blogger a lot of you might know is probably going to take over. Negotiations are ongoing. I think. Maybe this person already said yes and I got confused. Stay tuned. I’m gonna post one more Friday Poetry Blog tomorrow and then sayanora.
Thanks a million to everyone, especially those that took to the blog right away - including but not limited to LA (of COURSE), Ryan, Eric Muller, David Neiwert, Mykeru, and all the people I’m forgetting.
See you ’round the blogosphere.