I enjoy writing for the blog and reading the posts of other bloggers. This latter activity in particular has enlarged my world and made my life richer. Thank you, those of you who have contributed to my formation in this way, those who post on their own blogs and those who comment on posts here and elsewhere.
On the other hand, I think the hour approaches, is indeed near, when it will be time for me to let go of this blog. Judging from the rate of page views, I imagine within a matter of weeks or months the blog will register its 200,000th view. I have decided when that number is passed, I will say goodbye to In Dodd We Trust.
I have ended other blogs in the past, and it is always a bit difficult. But when the time comes, the time comes.
I expect to continue reading other blogs but may post fewer comments.
What will I do with the time this frees up? I do not know. I expect to waste as much of it as possible!
When the day to go arrives, I will let you know. When another blogger ceases writing for a time with no explanation, I am never sure if he or she will return or if that is that. In some cases, the sudden silence has turned out to be for the saddest of reasons. I don't want to leave any uncertainty in this case. And I want to give a bit of forewarning lest it seem that my departure comes out of nowhere or lest it be attributed to some temporally proximate event. No need to wonder. It will happen simply because it is time and the purely arbitrary benchmark of 200,000 page views will have been reached.
I had planned to post this next week, but I mentioned it in a personal message to someone yesterday and thought I would go public today.