Monday, March 02, 2009

Think of Today as February 26 ...

It was on that day, in 2005, that I first posted to Archaeotexture, my own, personal venture into blogging ... and it was on that day, in 2009, that I planned to make my last post.

But, along comes this guy who decided that day to fire a virtual shot across my bow with a bit of silly bombast at his own blog ... and OF COURSE, I had to respond ... though not in kind.

Anyway, things got put off for a few days ... so, just think of today as February 26, and everything's back on track. THIS, then, is my last post to Archaeotexture ... at least for the foreseeable future. Could it return, someday? Sure, it could, and the account will remain open - though the content of the site will be shelved. But, for now, there are a number of reasons to take a break.

Sure, I could continue to post something, anything ... but that's not what I wanted this to be about. What's the old saying about 'quantity versus quality?' The words are there - but I always wanted it to be more than just words, and THAT's something (to me, at least) that's been lacking of late. Adapting a phrase I once heard on the radio, 'you can spend all your time making words ... you can spend all your words making time.'

You deserve better than what I've been making, lately ...

And while Archaeotexture goes into the vault, this does not mean I retire completely from blogging. I still plan to visit the sites maintained by the many virtual and actual friends I have made over the last four years, and contribute my own thoughts and takes on their posts, and offer encouragements to those who still work the keyboards.

BEYOND THAT, I also plan to continue posting on another local blog,
West Texas Missioner, where I have been a contributor for the past fourteen months. It's a different blog, a different focus, less about me, and more about something bigger than me. It may be one of the least-visited weblogs in West Texas ... but I'm enjoying it, nonetheless.

As for Archaeotexture ... thank you, one and all, for the hospitality and the friendship - both virtual and actual - that you have shown me the past four years. It was a good run, really ... due in large part to YOU.


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15 comments:

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Jeff! I'll miss your blog, dude.

God bless you in your ventures And PLEASE visit once in a while.

Jeff said...

Janie, and I will definitely miss your vistual visits!

And maybe this will free me up to visit your blog and do some 'sounding forth' of my own. :-)

Actual visits are nice, too. Maybe we and our significant others will meet at the skeet range ... or Santa Fe!

Rob said...

Definitely going to miss the content here, Jeff! Best of luck with your other ventures!

Jeff said...

Rob, I'll be sure to stop in at Two Dolphins from time to time ... among other things, to check on the little one's progress. Keep postin,' my friend.

Eric said...

Well, rats.

Jeff said...

Thanks for the sentiment, Eric. You - more than anyone else in West Texas' corner of the blogosphere - inspired me to start blogging, and continue blogging. THANK YOU!

Geo said...

Dang. I hate it when that happens. I was still hoping for some Indiana Jeff archeology stories.

Sorry to learn that you're moving on, but it's your life to live, and you know better than anyone else how best to use your time.

I'm sure our paths will cross again somewhere, so it's not "good bye," it's "see ya later."

Jeff said...

George, thanks for stopping in. I'm sure we'll be bumping into each other from time to time, both virtually and actually ... maybe we'll meet in the H.E.B. parking lot if Jimmy goes Blogging for Fair Havens ... West Texas Missioner was involved in that last year, and would like to be involved next time.

As for you, George, keep up the good work at Sleepless in Midland!

Frank Wilson said...

Happy anniversary, Jeff.

Frank Wilson said...

But think about changing your mind.

Jeff said...

Frank, thank you so much for stopping-in, and for your encouragement.

Clark Van Orden said...

Sorry to hear, I will miss your wisdom.
Maybe another time, another place.
Clark

Jeff said...

Clark, ABSOTIVELY ... including a trip back your way, someday, to see Family East.

Jim said...

ditto Frank. I mean, sure... do what you want. You know, drop it like it's hot if that's what floats your boat. But how am I supposed to keep up on everything from your part of West Texas? Yes, there's Eric. He's a fine fellow, of course, but well, he's never lived in PA.


Oh, what to do?

Jeff said...

Jim, thanks for stopping-in ... and for the words of encouragement.

You and I, and Clark and Frank ... "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers ... we Keystone Staters!