Blogging can be a lonely business. Bloggers sit before their keyboards and write and formulate ideas and communicate into cyberspace. We get consolation looking at our Sitemeters knowing that someone has stopped by and hope that they have enjoyed their visits. We enjoy linking to each others blog, creating a network that allows visitors to travel across the internet, blog-hopping almost as easily as the bar-hopper on Saturday night. And we find it sad when one of our own hangs it up for personal, family, or business reasons. This is the case with Dayve Johnson on the Markets. Last week Dave Johnson, the actual spelling of his name, called it quits. As Dave wrote:
"Over the past few months I have been mulling over the thought of discontinuing posts to this blog. It has been something that once I started blogging it was a difficult decision to stop because deep inside I had a true joy in posting my ramblings, thoughts, and trades. But it has also become a burden, somewhat of a drudgery in the necessity to say something. Each and every night I would go through the process and each successive night it was becoming less of a joy.
So today I am done. The thing I really enjoyed most about the blog was the interaction between readers- their questions and comments generally made me have to think of the blog from the perspective of the reader. This was not always easy because I know at times I was not always clear and concise in my postings. This mostly stems from my poor ability to relate my thoughts into the blog posts.
One of the conflicts that I had to resolve ultimately was the fact I love to travel. Being away forced me to have to post a pick each day regardless of where I was. I hated that. Certainly that's one of the downfalls of trying to post a daily trackable trading log that would have some credence in the end. It's hard enough just finding a dog sitter for the darn dog when were away."
Well thank you Dave for your efforts! There is a fabric of inter-connectedness on the internet, and when one blogger calls it quits, one can feel the ripple in far distant places. I am sure that you have also touched your readers and that many will miss your posts. I certainly appreciated your link to my blog and feel your angst over hanging it up!
But the nice thing about blogging, is that you can quit, and you can restart again! And I hope that you find the time to do the things with your family, take care of your travels, and consider jumping back in to the blogosphere once again in the future!
Meanwhile, stop by once in a while and let us all know how you are doing!