We're all blogged out.
Maybe it was Barnsley Bill's post the other night that got us thinking, or maybe that merely confirmed something that we've been thinking for quite a while. But the bottom line is that we've realised that we have neither the time nor the energy to keep going with Keeping Stock. And like Barnsley Bill, we've suddenly realised how insular we have become; and that's not a healthy scenario.
Our business has been going gangbusters this year, and there's a heck of a lot more that we'd like to do. But lately, we've been spending way too much time and energy blogging, while the piles of work build up around us. Something's got to give, and it can't be the business.
We've had a blast over the last couple of years. We've "met" some great people, had plenty of robust debates, and broadened our horizons considerably. But it's come at a cost, and it's a cost that we can no longer justify. We contemplated taking a "blog holiday", but we don't think that's going to be an answer; then next six months are going to be manic, and who knows what 2010 will bring. We're also well aware that we have an addictive personality, so it's best to make a clean break.
So this will be our very last post. It's also our 2535th! And that represents a lot of "work avoidance", or wasted time that can never be recovered But like Helen Clark, we're leaving with no regrets; we're simply looking forward to the challenge of getting caught up on things which should have had our attention some time ago.
If anyone would like to take over from us, we'd be happy to pass over the baton and the access code. Leave your e-mail in the comments section, and we can talk; it's a going concern after all.
In closing, we just want to say a big "thank you" to everyone who has encouraged us with positive feedback, and all those who've taken the time and effort to comment - you're the ones who have made Keeping Stock successful. We'll miss you all, but that's the way it's got to be. We might pop up on some of the blogs we follow from time to time, but for the moment we'll be taking a complete break while we get it together.
Goodbye from all of us (me, myself and I), and God bless you all - it was fun while it lasted!