Announcing The End
With gratitude to my long-time followers and apologies to my more-recent followers, I have decided to end my eight-year blogging career on the last Saturday in April. I have a number of “excuses,” but the most important one is that maintaining this blog has become a chore. It’s not fun anymore.
Less-important excuses are:
(1) I’m facing back surgery, and until that happens, I can’t stand very long or walk very far, (2) if I continue my blog after May, I will have to pay the annual fee of $36.00 for the TheDailyGraff.com domain name, and (3) my career as an artist and photographer is taking off, requiring more of my attention (e.g., my Art from Leftover Parts sculptures were exhibited in two local libraries during the last 2 months; I have a booth this weekend at a local art fest where I am selling both my framed and unframed photos to the public for the first time; and I have 10 months to prepare enough large-format photos for a major gallery show of my work during March, 2019).
My “hobbies” of taking photos for my photoblog and of tinkering with odds and ends at my workbench have led to my debut as a professional photographer and artist. The feedback I have been getting for my photography and art has been most gratifying. After 40 years of being an unfulfilled manuscript editor, I am finally getting recognized for what I love to do. None too soon–I will be 70 next year. I’m proof that you’re never too old to redefine who you are!
Through my blog, I have developed friendships with people all over the world, and that has been the greatest benefit from being a blogger. I want to maintain those friendships. My blog is going away, but I’m not. I have cherished my interaction with all of you over the years and look forward to continued interaction in the future.