Coda: Why Stop Now?
Envoi for my puzzle blog.
1) Writing Career
I started this to keep in practice when the economy tanked all over my markets. Things have picked up to the point that dropping everything on Friday has gotten inconvenient. Yeah!
2) Vox Clamantis in Deserto
I never asked for a cult fan base but the radio silence has been deafening. When I started, I had one follower. Yippee! For a while I just had that one follower. Not so yip. Then my one follower decamped, leaving me feeling like an orphan puppy in a rain storm. Over the months I've had one viable comment (thank you). The rest have been foreign and of dubious linkage. I should have suspected that I'd want to hear from folks. I was one of those annoying kids always saying, 'Mommy, Mommy, look at me' or 'Mommy, Mommy, watch this.' What else is a blog but 'Hey Internet, watch this'?
I take it as read that people who create are higher on the food chain that those who comment. When I had a book column, I soothed myself that I wasn't a book critic as much as a book hunter, helping books find good homes. With a puzzle blog, reader and puzzle have already met. I did locate a few cool websites but wasn't really adding any new data to the system.
I so wanted to be a person who'd had a blog for a year. The symmetry appealed. However, the arbitrariness of the goal could not hold out against the above.
I will miss the Constructor's Corner.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Steve Blais
8 hours ago