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.