After almost seven years of blogging, 1,320 posts and 4,381 comments I’ve decided to take a break. This is partly due to burnout and partly due to the need to free up time for a project that starts in January.
This past fall I had intentionally started to pull back from posting. I think deep down I knew that I needed a break. However, I’ve been doing this for so long that I think my mind could not yet fully process the idea. This week I had time to process things which led me to this decision. Will I some day return to martial arts blogging? Perhaps…
For now this blog will remain active on the interwebs–here to forever amuse or annoy. Also, I plan to continue reading my favorite martial arts blogs and I may occasionally leave comments. So I’m gone but not completely.
While writing this I had contemplated thanking at least a dozen martial arts bloggers, however, the list is just too long. So a blanket thanks will have to suffice. If I regularly leave comments on your blog or exchange e-mails with you, then you’ll most likely continue to hear from me. I will say that this blog has given me the chance to learn from numerous martial arts bloggers — many of whom are masters or instructors in their own right–and for that I am grateful.
So, without further adieu, one last video. It’s been one hell of a run!