Friday, March 20, 2009

This Blog Is Now On Hiatus

I have an important announcement to make. Effective immediately I'm putting this blog on hiatus. I know this might come as a shock to many of you, since I hadn't really discussed this possibility with any of my friends up here. I had been considering this for quite some time. It was a hard decision to come to.

I have plenty of material for doing posts for quitte a nice amount of time. I am, of course, still a huge fan of the subject matter of this blog. I've also been very happy, and pleasantly surprised at that, at the amount of comments I get on all my posts. Besides all the comments I do get on the blog, there are also many more people who are reading this blog. It has nothing to do with any of those things.

I think it's just that I've grown tired of blogging. This has been a rough year or so in my life. I've talked to some of you in the past about things that have been going on. I've been trying to improve my life. I've got so much work to do. It's especially not easy with the economy in the dumps. There are so many other things that I want and need to do. I just find it hard to always find the time to blog anymore. I've seen many blogs and bloggers come and go since I started this and my other blog. It's just gotten so hard to keep going all the time. I love this blog so much. I have a lot of fun doing it. I hate putting it on hiatus, but I'm wore out. I need a break. I may come back to it in the future. I know that's probably going to hurt my readership by taking a break, but I really need to do this.

I am not deleting this blog. It will stay right up here. I just won't be updating it for the foreseeable future. I do hope from time to time to still visit your blogs and leave some comments. It won't be as often as I have in the past, but I don't want to lose touch with you guys. I am going to miss doing this and my other blog. I know that I'm disappointing some of you. I apologize for that. I need a breather. I need some time away from the blogosphere to see if I can reenergize myself. I need to find out who I am if that makes any sense.

I hope all of you will understand. I have so enjoyed finding pictures, videos, etc. to post up here. It's been great to read the reaction of you guys. I always loved getting feedback. It really made me feel good to know that you liked what I was sharing up here. That meant the world to me. I made some really good friends. I'll miss you all. Take care. Good luck with your lives. I wish you all the best. Cheers!


DeanMrWonderful

23 comments:

Steve Langton said...

Keith,
I fully respect your decision. It is often hard to find time to blog, and sometimes it feels like a blog is hanging over your head, making you feel guilty because time and circumstances do not allow you to work on it. I'm currently going through the same thing. I sincerely hope a break will do you good and that you'll emerge re-energised and ready to continue. I hope you will maybe join Twitter so we can keep in touch. You can find me on there as SteveLangton. It's a great, hassle-free way to keep in touch.
You have done some great work on your blogs. Hope all goes well for you, and that you return soon as possible.

Erma said...

I will miss your posts but I fully understand. Take care and good luck! We'll be conversing again soon!

Erma

Kate Gabrielle said...

I'll be eagerly awaiting your return-- in the meantime, I hope everything works out for you.

Robert M. Lindsey said...

Well this certainly is a surprise. However, I fully understand if you need some time off. You may come back around to it, or may just post less frequently, but even if you don't, you still have a life to live. Good luck and God bless.

Retro Hound

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, great pix of our Dino to end on...perhaps some of your readership will see fit to visit the ol' ilovedinomartin Dinoblog where the plann is to keep postin' signifigant Dinoreferences...likes the new Times article on Bromances that features our Dino and the kid...wishin' you well...and if you ever need to talk...you know my email pallie o'mine...may every day be a Dinoday for ya....

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Keith, I'll miss you're fun and upbeat posts but do what you must and be happy with your decision. I'll keep following The Dino Lounge and have fun rumaging through its archives. I do hope you come back.

FilmFather said...

Keith,
Sorry to hear you're taking a hiatus, but as much as we bloggers may not want to hear it, there are more important things in life than blogging (gasp!).
Best of luck in all your other life endeavors, and hopefully you'll we'll see you back here soon.
Eric

Keith said...

Thanks everybody. I did want to check to see what sort of comments you guys were leaving. I appreciate it so much. I'll probably check to see if have comments the next day or so then that's it for now. It means a lot to me that so many of you have enjoyed this blog. I'll miss you all. Take care. Cheers!

Cocktails said...

Hey Keith, I am suprised but I do understand - I think we all go through periods like this. I enjoy reading your blog so do come back and post some more when you are ready.

In the meantime, take care and I hope to still hear from you when you've got time.

dapper kid said...

I completely understand, and I hope you have a wonderful and positive break :) Blogging can be rather time consuming and draining, and I really do hope you can come back in the near future refreshed and energised.

sushay said...

Hi Keith,

I sent you an email. Good luck and enjoy examing your possibilities!
xoxoSue

Gilligan said...

I'll miss checking in at the loung, but I completely understand. I've got four kids, a demanding job and sometimes I'm up at midnight typing away at this blog thinking "What the hell am I doing?". If it was at least lucrative there'd be an excuse.

Currently I'm having fun doing it, but as soon as it becomes a chore -that's it, it's over... at least put on hiatus like yours.

It makes me sad to look at some of these blogs that were so awesome, and then suddenly stopped. But looking at it realistically, what do you expect? People have lives, and this blog thing can't go on forever - will I be doing Retrospace 5 - 10 years from now? Of course not.

So I've taken the long way around to say I understand, and the best of luck to you!

kingchic said...

I hope everything works out for you Keith. Can't wait for your return, if the passion come back. Stay strong, and take care for now!

[K]

Cate said...

Oh no. Of course I'm really sad about this, and it did come as a shock to me.
But I totally respect your decision. myslef, I find that blogging is exhausting sometimes, and after all blogging is supposed to be something you do for fun, not an extra task to add to your workload. So I hope that you come back to this blog when you fidn that you want to.
I'll be watching you(r blog) until you come back..
Good luck with everything, Keith!
P.S.: I'm happy that you will still look at some of our blogs from time to time.

Thanks for having been here.

T.L Bugg said...

Keith, I hate to see the Dino Lounge come to an ending (or pausing perhaps). You always have such wonderful content up here, but I know how it is. Sometimes between my site, my real jobs, and writing for other sites, I wonder how I have time to just sit back and enjoy life. So I do understand as I'm sure anyone who has run a blog would. Your sites will be missed, and I wish you well. Drop by the Lair anytime even if it's just to say hello.

da Kats Blog said...

Awww... I'm gonna miss ya, but I understand that everybody needs a break now and then. Good vibes buddy.

Allison said...

Your blog will definitely be missed Keith! It is definitely important to take time for yourself, and if blogging is becoming a chore instead of something fun to do, it's good that you're giving it up for a little while. I hope that you accomplish everything you set out to do and can't wait til you come back to blogging :)

Tonygirl said...

Hi Keith,
I completely understand why you need a break and I just wanted to wish you all the best. I hope you take the time needed to enjoy life and find yourself you deserve this break. Im sad that you will be stopping these fabulous blogs but I am so grateful you started them and allowed us all into your lives. You will be truly missed and I hope you do come back one day soon.
Thank you for your friendship and thanks for brightening all our lives with your lovely posts and great attitude. You are a wonderful person who only deserves the best and don't stop until you find it. I wish you all the luck in the world.
lots of love,
Melissa

Secretista said...

Blogs are hard to find time for. I'm often takin hiatuses. Hope you come back soon!

Mike Edwards said...

Keith my man I sure will miss both of your blogs. I enjoy them both so much. Take care of yourself and I hope to hear more from you.

Fashion Moment said...

Fantastic photo, dear!
We'll be waiting for you...

FM~FP

Keith said...

Thanks everybody. I appreciate it. I've got a new post that will be up here tomorrow that will explain the status of the blog. It's good news. I hope all of you will be happy.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Hello Keith. I'm sorry that I didn't get the opportunity to comment on this post until now. We had a death in my family. Anytime you feel like you need to take a break from the blog, then please do it. You should never feel like you are under any obligation here.