Saturday, February 11, 2012

And Lo, A Hiatus Shall Come!

Seven years ago today, I made my first posting to this blog (then called "Waffyjon's Random Thoughts"). And now, over 5,359 posts later, I am making my last post for a little while.

I already wrote on the first of the year about why this is occurring (constraints on my time), and some of you may have even been expecting this, given that I've not responded to a single comment in way too long (I'm hoping to get caught up on those in the near future, though).

This blog has meant a lot to me... it's been one of the only ways I've been able to share with the entire world (or at least my fellow geeks) all this geeky stuff that, for one reason or another, resonates with me... yes, even the goofy AHI Spider-Man toys that make no conceptual sense!

The blog changed a lot over the years, but once I really found my voice and developed a solid following, I like to think that I was producing one of the top-quality blogs, not only for content and variety, but also for sheer passion about what I was writing about day in and day out.

I would like to say thanks to all of my readers, no matter how long you've been with me, whether you've been a regular commentor (hi, ManicMan!) or "just" a reader! You guys are the reason I kept going all this time!

Naturally, I won't be erasing any of the old posts, so you can feel free to go to the beginning and read any posts you missed out on the first time around, or even revisit old favorites!

Now, how long will this hiatus be? Well, right now I'm looking to start up on April 1st, but we'll see how that goes. There will be some changes when I return... I've been thinking of tinkering with the overall look of the blog somewhat for a while now. Some of the features may end up going away, and some features that have been gone may return -- you can leave a comment and let me know what you'd like to see continue when this blog resumes publication, you know!

And just because RAOG is on hiatus, it doesn't mean I don't have a blogging presence... the Comic Reading Library has posts set up through April 7 before it goes on hiatus, although Dracula's Crypt of Collectibles will be making its last posting on April 3rd. Coincidentally enough, tomorrow will be the last post for Go-Go Godzilla, and the Batcave Trophy Room will cease new post on the 27th of this month. The Blog of Frankenstein, however, will continue until the 15th of September, because I got that far enough ahead there before running out of material, so hopefully I'll be back with Random Acts of Geekery again well before all of my other blogs run down!

In the meantime, if you're looking for new daily reading, why not look over on the left at the "Random Blogs of Geekery" linklist? Those are all blogs I read each day, and I recommend them all.

And now, without any further ado, I bid you all so long for now! Thank you all again, and I hope to be back here again with you soon!

6 comments:

  1. Good luck, be well & we'll be here when you return!

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  2. You'll be back. They ALL come back...and we'll still be here! Take care and have some fun when you can!

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  3. Its good your life is going well enough to have this problem, or maybe it's not ^_^ Busy is never the worst thing to be at any rate.

    Whatever the case, good luck, and hope you have fun.

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  4. I have enjoyed your blog for years. Sorry see it go. It will be missed by many!

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  5. Thanks for all your effort over the years. You were one of the first blogs I scouted when deciding what kind of product I wanted to create. There is a treasure here.

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  6. Thank you all -- fortunately, I'm on track to return on April 1st -- no fooling!

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