Well, today's the day I finally bid farewell to AMWJ. This may come as a little bit of a surpise to some of you, but others it probably won't be as I've been telling some of you that I've been thinking of pulling the plug for a while now. It just got to the point where it felt like something I had to do as opposed to something I wanted to do. I always maintained that I'd keep doing it as long as it got fun, but believe it or not it actually does take a little effort to crank out these blog entries every night, and I just don't have it in me anymore. If this was my actual job, it'd be ten times different, and AMWJ would be ten times better, but unfortunately that's just not the case. That's been the crappy part the past few months while I've been thinking about doing this was that my worst case scenario had come true. That scenario being I'm completely half @ssing the blog entries, it shows in the writing, it's not entertaining, and nobody wins.
We gave it a good run though. I just checked the site, we almost made it a full year (1st post was on 6/22/2009). I managed to get a very loyal following of somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 people I would guess. Unfortunately though, it never quite led to the world domination I was hoping for, or even any money or career opportunity whatsoever. Oh well, I gave it a hell of a run and I couldn't have done it without all of you, so I thank all those loyal AMWJsters for all the time you've put into reading my ridiculousness over the past year (all 220 posts of it). I thought about just scaling back to 1-2 posts a week, but the way I always figured it, the less active the site is, the more rapidly the interest declines. Seeing that I have 15-20 readers, I don't exactly have a lot of room for decreased interest! That's why I'm completely pulling the plug.
I'll miss the recaps the most. They were always the most fun and hopefully provided you guys with some solid entertainment. Nothing like my running commentary on all the funny randomness that would go on for me over the weekends and vacations. Who knows, maybe if I go on a vacation and a ton of stuff good happens I'll fire up the lapper on the plane ride home and crank out an entry for old time's sake and let all you guys know. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it though.
For now though, that's all for the Jayman. Thanks again for your loyal following over the past year. Definitely been a fun ride and I hope I provided you with some laughs. Certainly something I am glad I did as I do very much enjoy writing and it's kinda cool to have a written record of the past year, but it's time to move on. Now, you're just gonna have to keep up on the Jayman happenings the old fashioned way, by sending me an email (yeah, real old fashioned) or picking up the phone and calling me.
This is the Jayman signing out one last time.