Help prevent blogicide

I just found out that a favorite new blogger (new to me, anyway) is threatening to quit, a week after I started reading him! I hate stuff like this, and I wish there were some way to make him change his mind.

Partially out of gratitude (I can't forget words like these), and partially out of what they call "tough love," I decided to butt in, so I left David the following comment:

Hey now come on! I just discovered you and now you threaten to quit blogging? Your blog is a gem. (Really!)

What will it take? I have money. Lots of money. There's more where this came from!

Seriously, I want you to know that I was tired, had a cold, and was feeling down when your recent comments about my writing inspired me to bust my butt harder than ever before. I don't know you and can't solve your life, but I am trying in my understated way to return the favor you did for me. If you can blog your way through whatever the hell it is that's troubling you, you will be a stronger and better blogger than ever! Now is not the time to quit! Be counterintuitive! Keep blogging.

As William S. Burroughs used to say, "You can write your way out of anything."

I meant every word of that, too. Writing can be life affirming, because it has a life of its own, and it lives after you die.

Not if it dies on the vine, though.

UPDATE: David has given some good reasons to give up blogging and focus more on his music. However, I don't think being upset about the du Toit post should be a factor in anyone's decision to stop blogging. (Quite the contrary.)

posted by Eric on 11.14.03 at 11:06 PM


As my friend Robin would say: Keep on blogging in the Free World! Keep upholding Classical Values! Keep the Light of Reason shining! And Up With Beauty! (And Up With Jeff at Alphecca, too!)

Steven Malcolm Anderson   ·  November 16, 2003 12:34 AM

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