This may be the last post at BBIFW for me. When this blog began, it was meant as a way for people to get more information about the book, which was published more than three years ago. I have continued it as an extension of the book, a labor of love and a service to our community.
It’s been an honor for me to see so many people follow along and that is what makes this post so difficult for me to write. But there comes a time when you have to know when to walk away.
I could continue on and simply post links to trending news, but there are several reasons I refuse to do that. First, over the last several years, other entities have stepped up to provide more insightful resources and information. These sources did not exist even three years ago and I am continually impressed by their thoroughness and insight. Another reason I won’t allow this blog to become a news aggregator of sorts is a personal commitment that I made when I launched. I said – at the time – that if I cannot become something of substance that contributes to the Northeast Indiana Baseball community in a fashion that I would personally want to engage and follow, I would not produce it.
Today, I find myself with a very full life that includes many driving passions and interests that extend far beyond baseball. I find myself with fragmented thoughts and ambitions. In my mind, the only way a person should pursue anything they care about is to do it with a commitment to excellence – and that demands focus.
As people, in our effort to become proficient multi-taskers so we can “do more” we often become deficient and accomplish less. While it may be the case for some, “good enough” simply isn’t good enough for me.
The domain, the blog, and it’s current content will remain. My plans call for an update of WordPress when necessary, and may even go as far as to tweak the theme and plugins if newer versions of the software demands it, but I do not plan to create new content anytime soon.
Content that would require constant updating (such as the local ties page) will probably go away. There will come a time when it will become even more stale and inaccurate than it is now – so I see no reason for it to remain.
Now, with all that said, I welcome anyone who would like to become a contributor to BBIFW and carry it on. Just hop over to the contact page or leave a comment to this post and we can discuss.
God bless you all.