My colleagues have been informed and I’m now compelled to share the following news with the handful of readers who might care. In short, a series of existing and new commitments have prompted me to recognize that there’s a limit to the multitasking I can manage. As a result, I am resigning from my volunteer role as TMV Managing Editor and taking a sabbatical from blogging, of to-be-determined duration.
I won’t bore you with the details, but one of several new commitments prompting this change was my decision to start graduate studies this fall, working toward a master’s degree in communication.
Lately, even before making that decision, I had found blogging an increasingly difficult and frustrating task. Whenever I managed to scratch out a few minutes to express thoughts on random subjects, I was rushed to articulate those thoughts, pressured to get back to work on other pressing demands. Later, I’d look back at what I had written and the recurring impression was that my words were sorely lacking … in both substance and value. Granted, an objective observer might argue that my posts never had substance or value, but I used to believe they did, at least on occasion. That belief has been AWOL for more than a year now, and I suspect it won’t be returning anytime soon, given that I’ll have even less discretionary time – I’ll be even more rushed – than before.
And so it is with a mix of sadness and pragmatism that I step back from my contributions to TMV and the larger online community of which it is a part, leaving this space entirely to my colleagues and their considerable talents.
Someday, I might have an opportunity to contribute here again, and Joe Gandelman was gracious to leave the door open, if I decide to do so. In the meantime, please accept my best wishes for the future and my most sincere thanks for taking the time to read my rambling observations.Click here for reuse options!
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