I just noticed one of my "must read" bloggers on my blogroll, The Elusive Wapiti, has closed up shop:
Readers, it is time to shutter this blog. Nothing's going on, merely a decision to re-allocate my finite time more toward that which matters more--my family.
I wish everyone who made a habit of reading my humble articles all the best, and I'll keep the links bar at left up a few weeks so that those who use this site as an aggregator may make alternate arrangements.
May your skies always be blue, your weather fair, and may the Lord our God bless you and yours.
Bummer. I totally get the sentiment, but rather then closing up shop, I just blog intermittently, infrequently and only when I really have nothing better to do. But taking down all your posts? May I offer you the argument to perhaps convince you to at least restore your extensive archives?
Don't Delete Your Blogs
Of course, not all people will want to keep blogging forever. If you no longer feel the motivation, that's fine. It is a thankless job and the pay sucks. But please, oh please, don't delete your blog! Not only does it remove from the internet a significant body of work that others might find and read, whether old or not, but it also removes all of those links in the articles, in the comments, and on the sidebar, which support those of us who still are blogging. Most guys who quit blogging have not lost the faith in the message, they simply are fed-up with blogging. There's nothing wrong with becoming a Man Going His Own Way (MGHOW) and moving on - in fact, it is one of the natural conclusions of MGTOW. But please, if you've found a path to enlightenment through MGTOW and the manosphere which resulted in you starting up a blog, leave your work up so that others may find it, and so that the links in your blog may direct others towards those who are still actively blogging about it.
You'll note that Rob Fedders certainly practiced what he preached. Please consider it, Brother! You were definitely one of the better bloggers out here on these fringes of teh Interwebz.
Fare thee well, EW. You will be missed.
A hui hou!