All Good Things Must Come to an End
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. ~Mae West
It’s been fun.
More importantly, it’s been educational.
~Hannibal and Murdock, “The A-Team”
Today, I think, is the third anniversary of P&Q. Over 400 posts, thousands of tags, roughly 2500 subscribers, and three Freshly Pressed honors.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s officially time for P&Q to retire.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy blogging; I enjoy writing (at least, I keep telling myself that I do.) I’ve met so many amazing friends through blogging whom I otherwise never would have known. I’ve enjoyed it for three years now…but the fire in the belly is no longer there. It’s time to move on.
I am still planning on writing. In fact I’m in the slow process of writing a book, which is why I need the extra time. I’ve come to the conclusion that the end result is the important part, not the number of copies I may sell or fans I may earn. I’ve been saying for over thirty years now that I should write a book. And I’m going to do it.
Of course I’d like to thank all of you loyal readers for your tireless support. Although I can’t possibly give a shout out to everyone, I’d especially like to thank Piper Bayard, Susie Lindau, The Heretic, Jamie (The Tousled Apostle), and the rest of my wonderful Regular Commenters. You guys are amazing and all very talented writers. Please stay in touch, and I’ll be sure to check in on your blogs when I can.
The archives will stay put as they are. If anyone would like to use any of the material, please do so as long as it is cited.
My loyal readers, it’s been an honor and a privilege to be with you these last three years. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, and I’ve seen a whirlwind of changes in my life while writing here at P&Q. I’m just glad I got to share even a little of it with you.
The site mascot, having been declared sane at last (we think), is now living in an undisclosed location in the proximity of my home. He wishes everyone happiness and lots of scrum-diddly-umptious treats.
Oh, and if you’d like to stay in touch, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, my dear readers, Auf Wiedersehen, Au Revoir, Hasta la Vista. If and when my book is done you’ll be the first to know.
With my warmest regards,
“Howling Mad” Heather