Thanks, Everyone

After thinking it over seriously the last couple of weeks, I have decided to suspend my blog for now. I wanted to write and thank everyone who has stopped by to read. The chats have been wonderful.

Also, to The Orbis, I’ll try to explain my reckoning. I spent the last week really organizing my thoughts on how I would go about answering the wonderful questions you posed. I was in the continued process of starting to write them up until Saturday evening. It was at that time, while perusing the pages of a book that also touches on one of these answers, that I made my decision. Instead of a blog, I think I need to answer these questions in the form of long essays, if not a small book. Only time will tell if I ever get around to accomplishing either.

The timing is right. While we are all experiencing a lot of downtime, something which has been a rarity in my life the past several years, I need to utilize this extra time wisely. In other words, I need to be catching up on research instead of writing.

I will still be looking at everyone’s posts, and I look forward to seeing your upcoming thoughts. I wish you all well in your continued scrivenings.

Thanks again to everyone for your humbling hospitality. You have a great community going.

Somehow, I think the blog world will survive just fine without me. 😀

Take good care,

BT

20 thoughts on “Thanks, Everyone

  1. Blaine, very sorry to hear- I hope all is well, my friend. Will miss your
    visits to my blog. Especially will miss reading your definitive stories on the supernatural. Take care and Godspeed. Blessings. Hope to see you back soon!

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    1. Great to hear from you, as always, Lance! I’ll still make it a point to drop by and read your poetry. I definitely want that to stay a part of my routine! Thanks for all of the input you’ve given. I’ve been a student of yours. I continue to look over the structure of your poetry. I’m continually going to school. 😀

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      1. And from you as well, Blaine. I very much appreciate your visits to read my poetry- I too have learned from your writing. Hoping to continue in your future posts. Wishing you the absolute best in all your endeavors!

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  2. While it’s a shame to see you stepping back and removing your content, I think the writing of such a book would be an excellent product to come out of a time like this. When people say “how did you hold up in 2020?” you’ll be able to say, well, I wrote this book.

    I’ve self-published several books so I’ve sent you an email, in case you want any assistance with getting the ball rolling.

    Hopefully, this isn’t the last we see of The Blue Gnat.

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    1. That WOULD be a nice consolation, wouldn’t it? 😀 I sent a reply back to your email and I’m working on a draft. Sorry, I’m used to people saying they hope that’s the last they see of that Blaine character. 😀

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  3. Okay I like this word “suspending” a lot better than ceasing entirely!

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    1. LOL I’ve been bad in the past to change my mind, so I left the door open. 😀

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  4. Thank you for your time and work. You will be missed. Take care 🤴🏻

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to deliver those welcomed words. One of the history professors I’ve learned a lot from keeps a collection of ephemera on hand as educational reference. Once this Covid crisis allows me to have an income again, I’ll have to stop by your shop and make a purchase so I can add to my small collection, too. Thanks again for your support, and I will still be reading your posts. You help me understand how other viewpoints of the world around us are derived. Take great care, and stay well! 😀

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  5. Hello, Blaine. I sincerely hope you’re well and safe, my good friend. All is good here. Blessings.

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    1. Hey Lance,

      Holding my own on this end. So glad to know you are doing well! You’ve posted some neat things on Facebook. I can see how well read you are. The genealogical mementos have been fascinating, too. Love the new poems. I’m looking forward to catching up on ALL of them!

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      1. Hello, Blaine. That’s wonderful! Thank you… Not planning on returning to FB any time soon. It has a tendency to turn one’s brain to mush. Greatly appreciate your thoughts on my poetry. I much prefer WP to all other social media. Always sincerely appreciative of your feedback, my friend!

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      2. You’re more than welcome. I understand what you mean. Joked with someone about this very matter the other day. What I’ve found on Facebook is that there are some quality groups. Since I have the interest in space and aviation, there are individuals in those groups with firsthand knowledge and I’ve learned some things I wouldn’t have, otherwise. Apart from reading their posts, I’m probably the least ideal Facebooker. I’m glad you’ve found a home with WordPress. I was totally impressed with the community on there.

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      3. Staying strictly on WP. I don’t particularly care for FB as they’ll sell all your personal information, posts, etc. to the highest bidder. But, glad you’ve found groups that have proven to be beneficial to you, Blaine. I wish you the best with all your endeavors, my friend!

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      4. It’s a great home. I’m certainly thankful that your poetry finds a home on the WP pages. If it didn’t, I never would have found you. Your poetry takes me back to my sports days. When I played, there was a standard to hold oneself to, so as often as I could I tried to practice against athletes that were better than me. In the same way, your poetry has shown me how many levels behind I am and what the standard truly is. And, I appreciate your well wishes. We will see where the road takes me.

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      5. So very glad for that. Yes, a good home with many talented writers. I thoroughly enjoy the WP community of all types of artists- from beginners to published authors. It’s a sense of accomplishment when you encourage those just starting. We’ve all been there. And, without followers, of course there wouldn’t be WP. I greatly appreciate your support and how you relate my poetry to your sporting days. It inspires. And, thanks very much for your well wishes. You too, Blaine. Enjoy your travels wherever they may take you!

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  6. All the best for your research and I hope you will come back

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  7. Cheers. No matter how it goes for you.

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    1. I appreciate those well wishes. I’m always writing about statistics. So, unfortunately, we already know how it’s gonna go for me. LOL 😂 Therefore, I gladly take all the Cheers I can get. 😀

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