If you’ve followed my work over the years, you’ve likely realized that I’ve been winding down my writing/blogging in recent years. That’s going to continue, as I lose interest for several reasons.
I enjoyed the heck out of writing about baseball on a daily basis for over a decade. I learned so much and experienced even more. I had the opportunity to moonlight as a sportswriter, interviewing players, writing for major national and regional websites, publishing magazines and annuals… if there was a fantasy camp for nerdy dorky stat-head amateurs who wanted to try and be a sports writer, then I got to attend every day for years. I got paid for some of it, but I mostly did it all for free… and I wouldn’t change a moment of it.
But like baseball, change is a part of life. I realized that to really make a career out of baseball writing I’d have to both get really lucky and completely rededicate myself and my livelihood to the pursuit. That would have meant taking a big pay cut from my day job and plunging into a career full of uncertainty. This was during a time when I was getting promoted and excelling at my day job.
There is also a lot of repetitiveness to baseball, and one of the reasons I began to lose interest was that after ten years or so, I’d pretty much done everything there was to do several times in my world of fantasy camp sports writing. Sure there are new players and new prospects… and plenty of new scandals, and a new stadium, but the sheen of newness isn’t quite as exciting as it used to be.
I’m not going to stop being a baseball fan, or Braves fan. I’m not going to stop watching baseball or going to baseball games. And I’m not going to stop tweeting about baseball @gondeee. But I am going to stop writing about baseball for now. At some point I may get inspired to write again, but right now I’m out of relievers and I’ve exhausted my bench.
The website is paid for through most of this season, so I’ll just let it hang out here in case I change my mind or find new inspiration.
Thanks for reading all these years. See y’all elsewhere on the interwebs.