I've been thinking a lot recently about what my goals are, both as a writer and a person. Some of my goals I've either accomplished or am on track to, but some are not yet within reach. The reason for this is not lack or effort or desire, I think, but in some sense it's really a matter of getting my priorities straight.
I never meant to be a 'blogger'. This site was created first and foremost with the intention of reaching new audiences for my books, promoting my work, and staying in contact with friends and fans. There are dozens of blogs that use the blog medium for providing insightful commentary and offering useful resources. I've begun to debate whether this site is helping me accomplish my professional and personal goals, or if it in fact is hindering them. And my feelings currently are fairly obvious.
Since I spent a great deal of time updating and maintaining The Man in Black, I feel that I need time to step back and focus more on things that should be, but perhaps have not been, higher on my list of priorities.
I sincerely doubt this will be my last post, but they will certainly decrease in frequency. I still love hearing from fans and readers, and hope you continue to visit www.jasonpinter.com, and contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I respond to every email, and those are generally more fun and substantial than blog comments anyway. Relationships are always best when they're more personal, and hopefully stepping back will actually strengthen some bonds.
Thanks to everyone who has read and continues to support The Man in Black. The site itself will remain active, and don't be surprised if something pops up every now and then.
See you soon.