I was ticking through my news feed this afternoon and nearly did a spit-take when I hit Don Surber’s feed:
April 27, 2012 by Don Surber
After 7 years of blogging, I am quitting. I am exhausted. It was simply too much work. I am still employed by the Charleston Daily Mail and still writing editorial and columns and performing the sundry other tasks that go with any job.
Blogging was something extra. I loved blogging because I came in contact with readers directly. But over the past few months I realized I cannot continue doing both. I ain’t Superman.
I will miss you all and I appreciate the support from those who have emailed me.
Columns are at http://dailymail.com/Opinion/DonSurber
I want to take a moment here to tell him thank you for his efforts. Glenn Reynolds commented he understands why. Count me in that number of those who understand. I’ve only done this 2 years and part-time at that and I know how tired I get. Doing it for seven years and writing other pieces had to be pushing the envelope. I am, however, glad and relieved to see he will still be doing the opinion pieces; his voice and rare humor are needed.
I’m just “a little blog”. Pamela Geller said at BlogConCLT that ‘there is no such thing as a little blog’ and I am starting to see what she meant by that – we are all connected and truly I see an Army of Davids rising in the blogosphere. Anyway before I get on a tangent… my “little blog” was honored to have Mr. Surber link to me on various occasions. I doubt he knew how that made my day and fired me up – well, he might know now if he’s read this.
Thank you for your contributions and for lending me inspiration to continue on.