This is the final post ever at evolgen. It was a fun 4+ years, the last three spent at ScienceBlogs, but it has come time for me to close up shop.
When I first got into blogging, I did it as a way to share what was on my mind to the few people who would read what I had to say (usually in topics related to evolution and genetics, but not always). It was a fun hobby, and my blog gave me a public venue to talk about articles I was reading, concepts that I found interesting, and summarize important areas of research.
However, the blog has begun to feel more like a burden. I no longer post because I feel like I have something I want to say, but rather out of obligation (to my contract with Seed, to the five readers who read this site regularly, to my own need to keep generating new content because the blog needs new content). It wasn’t fun anymore. This is reflected in the sporadic posting over the past year — small bursts of inspiration surrounded by frequent periods of ennui (what you now call meh).
I had a really good time blogging at the ScienceBorg, but the time has come for me to move on. I’m not sure whether I’ll ever start blogging again, but, if I do, it will be at a new venue. I’ll make sure to let y’all know what’s up via obnoxious emails and requests for more highly-trafficked folks to link to my new internet cave.