... and one of my last. Shoot, I didn’t think I’d have the stamina to go this long. But the time has come to put this blog on indefinite hiatus. I want my life back.
I have posted pretty much daily since the summer of 2007... and I’m very pleased to have done so. For a while now, though, blogging has felt less like a happy hobby, more like an all-devouring compulsion.
It hasn’t been healthy. Blogging interferes with my sleep pattern. It distorts my food choices. It deprives me of adequate sunlight. (I think I have rickets.) And it has alienated me from people I love and like.
So it’s time to say good night to Napoli.
I thank all of you who’ve been reading Undercover Black Man. Treble thanks to those who leave comments. I will miss you. What joy there is in blogging comes totally from your feedback.
Having already invested time in a few more pieces, I will throw those up in the coming days. After that, I’m done.
The UBM archive of more than 2,000 posts (and 20,000 comments!) will stand in cyberspace like my own personal Stonehenge.
Plus there are nearly 1,400 sound files on my Vox blog. (We rocked some tunes up in here, didn’t we?) My Vox audio stash is Google- searchable:
Take it easy, y’all.