Thank You for Ten Years!

It’s hard to believe that I have been doing this for 10 years now. During that time, I managed to publish 1,186 posts which resulted in 943,802 views (almost a million). I’ve had great discussions with many of you and value your insights. I am truly grateful.

Having said that, it is time to make some changes. I will confess that I originally planned to retire this blog. Ten years is a long time. Longer than I have kept any one job. Hell, the national average for the length of a marriage in the United States is only eight years! Add to that the fact that I am embarking on a new career path in research which will be demanding a lot from me, both in time and energy, and it was clear to me that I could not continue putting the same level of energy into this blog as I did in the past.

After consideration, I decided that instead of retiring the blog, I would just change my format. Instead of offering my thoughts and analyses on the things I read, I will just share quotes from the books and poems that I read in my abundant free time (yes, that is a joke). Hopefully, I will still be able to provide some wisdom and inspiration through the quotes.

Again, I want to thank you for sharing in my musings over these 10 years, and for understanding my need to scale back at this time in my life. Many blessings!

— Jeff

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13 responses to “Thank You for Ten Years!

  1. Congratulations! On your ten year anniversary, and also on starting a new exciting career path. I’ve often marveled at how you keep up with all the reading you do, as well as young long, interesting and thoughtful analysis of what you read. Those kinds of posts are extremely time-consuming! I’m not surprised that under the circumstances you are looking for a leaner format. I like what you’ve planned. I love quotes, and collect them all the time, so I’ll be eagerly awaiting their arrival in my inbox. Take care, and wishing you every success on the job and on your blog.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Deborah. It is because of people like you that I could not just stop completely. I’m glad that my new format appeals to you, and as always, I love getting comments from you. Cheers!

  2. Congrats Jeff. What a milestone to reach 10 years! Also good luck on the new career path that you have chosen to go on. Whatever you decide to do I’ll be there.
    Cheers pal.

  3. I think I’ve been following this blog for ten years. I appreciate the work that’s gone into it, understand the need to pull back, and look forward to what you share in the future. You have a knack for finding excellent quotations for reflection.

    • Why thank you, Amber! And yes, you were one of my earliest followers. I always appreciate your insights. Thank you for all your support through the years, and may you and yours be blessed with abundant happiness.

  4. Genna Beth Davidson

    Congrats on 10 years!! I’m a newcomer to your blog and can’t even remember how I stumbled upon it. It’s super impressive that you’ve been at it for so long. Thanks for making positive contributions and enriching our lives. Looking forward to those quotes! and best of luck with the research endeavors.

    • Thanks Genna Beth. Even during the short time I feel I have gotten to know you as a result of your thoughtful comments. Wishing you all the best, and hopefully the quotes I share will be inspiring. I have one ready to go later today, once I get my work done 😀

  5. Hi Jeff, good luck on a new path! I am glad you are sticking around, though because otherwise you would be missed.

    Monika

    • Hi Monika. Thanks for your kind words. I have to say that it is people like you that keep me here. Your posts and comments are a source of inspiration for me. I’m excited about my new career path. It’s always good to learn and explore new things. Also, it seems appropriate to be setting out on new paths post covid.

      Hope you and your family are all well. Thank you again for all you do. People like you make a difference in the world, and I never say things like this frivolously.

      Jeff

  6. Hi Jeff – congratulations on 10 years of blogging! That’s a lot of posts and views. I’ve always enjoyed your blog because of your varied tastes. It’s always fun to see what other people are reading and I thank you, too, for your insights into things I read a long time ago. Best wishes to you on your new research job. That’s awesome. I’m looking forward to your new format. 🙂

    • Thanks Barb. I am actually getting more excited about the new format. I read so many thought-provoking and inspiring quotes that I think this will allow me to share more. The world desperately needs inspiration these days. Also excited about my new career path. Learning new skills is good for the brain 😀

      Thanks for all you do, and for our 8 years of blogging friendship. It means a lot.

      Jeff