For the first time in 7 years of blogging I almost managed no blog posts in a month. I (for fun) graphed the last 12 months of blog posts and sure enough the amount of posts has seen a steady drop. I then graphed all the posts I have made on weblogs.asp.net and since peaking in 2004 I have been on a decline ever since. There are several reasons why, but my now near total flat line needs explanation.
With the work/life balance and my new family growing the balance tips in favour of more time with my family and less time at the computer. As such blogging\writing\opensource and generally all things out side of the day job has gone the way of the pear (i.e I have stopped). I've had a good run, of the 11 years I have been working in this industry all of them have seen me doing things out side of the day job, from blogging, article writing, book authoring and reviewing, to 4 years of user forum support (as a Macromedia Evangelist) and 3 years of open source\MbUnit. I've had time for all these things but things have changed and as much as I love geeking out I won't have Darcey growing up with her dad a stranger. More so, Emma has been for years a 'computer widow' while I was geeking it up, that has to stop.
I came close to closing this blog, I just don't have that much to say anymore. However, Emma convinced me other wise and I'll aim for a couple of posts a month however I may manage none at all.