There’s never an easy way to quit something if you’re not the type to quit. The fate of the GOC has weighed on me for a few months, and I wanted a sign, then Scott Adams of Dilbert fame gave me that sign:
In my case, I am merely good – not great – at several complementary skills. I can draw better than people who haven’t spent much time practicing. I have a clear but otherwise average writing style. And I can be funnier than people who don’t try to be funny. I also have modest business skills, thanks to my economics and business degrees, and years of experience. I’ve failed at more business ventures than most people have even tried, but I learned a lot along the way.
Like Gary Larson of Far Side fame, Scott Adams managed to parlay an excellent sense of humor, timing and rudimentary drawing skills into something impressive. That Adams published this today was the only sign I needed.
Playing off Adams, I’m specifically good at four different things, but one of those things isn’t blogging. Or appealing to people on the Internet. Or what have you. And stuff.
I’ve been grinding out posts since 2003 and here at the GOC since 2010. If my work was going to be a thing, it would’ve been a thing long before now. At this point, I’m screaming into the mirror and am at this point nothing more than a man with a placard shouting at bystanders on a street-corner to much the same effect. I like that guy, but I’m not that guy.
So, I’m going to continue focusing on my “fiction” that I’ve been obsessed with for 25 years and I’m done with whatever this is. Thanks for reading. The site is paid up for a year so it’ll stick around. Me? I’m done. If you’re reading this, your patronage has been appreciated.