Sunday, May 15, 2011


As anyone who has been following this here blog has undoubtedly surmised by now, I'm putting Beetsolonely on ice.

When I started doing this back in 2005, I was a single man with plenty of spare time. As such, I was free to scour the web for ephemeral tidbits of intrigue or rant at length about politics, religion, smart growth or problems with the cable company. It was intrinsically rewarding and I enjoyed doing it.

Now I'm married and father to a 1-year-old. My job is more challenging and more complex - if not financially rewarding - than it used to be. A few freelance writing gigs have popped back up. And somehow, I'm playing in two bands. One thing I'm most definitely not is lonely.

All of this is to say I just don't have time to give this blog the time and energy it needs to thrive even at the middling levels of a year or two ago. Even if I did have time, I don't think I could actually grow a blog of this nature into something that would justify the time investment. I think we've gone about as far as we're going here.

This isn't to say I won't blog again at some point. I like the idea of doing some sort of group blog that has more of a focus than this one, but this is basically it for Beetsolonely. All of the old stuff will continue to live here for as long as Blogger or its future incarnation lets it.

Thanks to everyone who ever read one of my posts and extra special thanks to the regular readers and to anyone who ever left a comment - even the trolls. It's been a fun ride. guess this is goodbye. No, I'm not crying - it's just allergies.



stacey r. said...

I enjoyed your weekly deals, I'll no doubt run into you again sometime (I saw you at Target once). I'll share my diaper deals with you when I do see you and teach you the drugstore game!

Anonymous said...

Dag blast. Just saw this l-a-s-t entry. I hope to see you out at shows, especially when you're playing in one of the TWO bands. Let me know when you play and I look forward to the continued Chronicle contributions.

Anonymous said...

Please...say it ain't so Beetsolonely!


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Dan from Connecticut said...

Thanks for sharing your view of the world, I always found it, hmm, what's the word I'm looking for. . . I guess I found it noble. I'll google you in a few years and see if you've surfaced again. Best to the family.

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