Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's alive! ALIVE!

After two and a half years of blogging for, it was time for me to move on. There was no drama involved, no disagreement between me and site owner Nick about quality or quantity or artistic freedom or, honestly, anything at all. It was a disagreement between myself and making a blogging commitment. At this point in time, having what essentially comes down to a writing job just isn't working out for me. It's not that I don't have the time, necessarily, it's that I don't want to have to have the time, if you know what I mean. When writing for CardsChat, I felt guilty if I didn't post an update at least once a week, and as things in my life get more and more hectic, that feeling of guilt and "I have to" kept coming on more and more often.

I talked to Nick about it, and he, being the cool and surprisingly mature-for-his-age guy that he is, completely understood and had in fact already anticipated that I might go this way. So we're good. And that makes me happy.

At this point, I don't know how often this blog will get updated, or what kind of stuff it will contain. I used to write almost exclusively about poker; I'm going to guess that the poker-to-other-stuff ratio is going to go down a bit.

I dunno. And I feel pretty good about not knowing and right at this very moment, not caring. I do like to have readers though, so if you read this blog, let me know about it and I'll be happy. If you tell others to read this blog - either through links or any other more traditional way of word-of-mouth - I'll be even happier and much grateful.

In closing, a final thank you to Nick at CardsChat. Getting to write about poker, even if it was difficult to muster the motivation at times, has made me a better player and a better writer all at once. I'm very grateful for the opportunity, and for the encouragement.

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