Starting today, I’m going to do something I have not done in 1,594 consecutive days: I’m taking a break from blogging.
Yup. After well over four years of getting up at or before 8 a.m. almost every single day, trying to squeeze in time to write between school and work, having to borrow Adam’s computer when I didn’t have time to write at home, and reading enough U.S. political news to make the average Canadian’s eyes bleed, I’ve decided I’ve just had enough. Originally I was planning to announce my decision on the 18th, which would have been the day of my 1,600th post, but the more I thought about it, the more arbitrary it became, and the less enthusiastic I was about meeting that deadline.
As it turns out, most of the success I’ve achieved as a political commentator has come through my work as a biweekly columnist for the Winnipeg Sun. I suppose that’s a testament to my own laziness; I rarely felt like putting in the effort it takes to attract blog hits. But it’s also the traditional way to get that career started, isn’t it?
I might return to blogging, but I have no idea when, especially since I’ve thought of something else to do on the Internet – hopefully I’ll be able to tell you more about this in the next couple of weeks. But, fear not: I will be just as eager for an online political battle as I ever was.
To everyone who has read and commented on my posts over the years: Thank you.
To everyone who has seen me post links on Facebook and Twitter every day, but never bothered to click on them: You suck.
To America: I’m still coming.