Final Post of David's Musings...at least for now

I had originally decided to end David's Musings one week from today. But, I see no reason to delay the inevitable. It is with somewhat a heavy heart I let go of this blog today. But, I just feel that sometimes I was talking in an empty vacuum, much like I was when I first started this blog. It's time to put this thing in moth balls. I have decided not to delete it as I once considered. I did delete the feed yesterday. I wish I would have waited on that. But, it is too late now.

First, I want to thank all the many people over the past 2+ years who have participated here. Most were cordial and hospitable. Some were not. But, everyone is not always going to agree with you. I have always believed you can disagree without being disagreeable. Some just didn't believe in that old maxim, I fear. I have met some outstanding people. Notably, Matt from "Matt-Speak" which no longer exists. He and his sister were faithful visitors here. There are so many other people, I should not mention anyone else. But, those two were among the first to David's Musings. I have often been too personal in this blog. I regret some things I posted when I first started. I have been tempted over the years to delete them. But, I have decided to let them be. I have David's Musings to blame for reigniting my passion for writing. Now, I participate on revenue sharing sites such as Xomba and HubPages. I enjoy the latter of the two immensely. I have written a novel on another blog (Diary: Alone on Earth) that is FINALLY getting feelers from publishers and agents. I thank this blog for that. I have also written a series of short stories that are also getting attention.

This blog has been almost like a child to me. I have watched it grow from a simplistic form to what it is today. I finally got a feed count over 100 about a month ago. I regret letting go of that. But, like all things in life, it is time to move on to bigger and better things. Posting here was taking away from other things that I need to devote my time to these days.

ENTRECARD MEMBERS: I will not accept any further credits to this blog. Those that paid as of last Saturday will be honored. I will leave this blog "open" for the next two weeks. I may or may not respond to any comments you may leave. After July 23rd, I will close the blog to "invitation only." Meaning, you will have to have a password to enter after July 23rd.

Finally, I do not rule out completely starting this blog back up. It could be a year, six months or even next month. But, that is very unlikely. I am burned out with blogging. I have basically said all I will ever want to say here. But, you never know...thanks to all who have participated once again. I think it is only appropriate that I end this blog the same way I started it. Hit the link to my very first post here. God Bless you all.



The Future of this Blog

I'm thinking about taking a one or maybe two-week hiatus from this blog. As I indicated earlier this week, I am seriously thinking about ending this blog completely. I have been doing this since April 5, 2008. I admit it has been fun...for the first year or so. Now, it is almost like a job to me. I'm just burned out, I think. Blogging appears to be on the way out thanks in part to micro-blogging platforms such as Twitter. About six months after I started this blog, it really seemed to take off. But, now things are just a drag. Few, if any, comments these days. However, my feed count is finally up over 100. I get a LOT of spam, which is why I have to have this blog held in complete moderation. I don't like doing that. But, I absolutely despise spam.

I know a lot of you will think this is an overreaction to a certain individual and the copyright thing. No way. I would not give him that kind of satisfaction. I stated back in April I was thinking about ending this thing. So, it is going to be some time for contemplation for me. I get a lot more satisfaction out of my membership on HubPages. I really enjoy it.

So, for the next week or two weeks, this will be the last post on this blog for a while. When I come back, I will either continue blogging or just delete the blog entirely. I really need to relax for a while. As always, please feel free to indulge in the archives of any stories that you wish to read.


Thursday's Wacky Duo

In Richmond, California, a woman left her apartment door open. She had a four year old boy there and a newborn baby. Why she would leave them alone is something only she can answer. What happened next is not something she expected, I am sure. Two pit bull dogs burst through the door and charged toward the little 4-year old boy. The pet Chihuahua got between the pit bulls and the little boy, saving the life of the boy. The Chihuahua (Manchas) was not as lucky. The dog gave up his life to save the kid. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to look at Chihuahuas the same way I did before.

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, police officers were caught running red lights, and not stopping at stop signs. How were they caught? By traffic cameras set up along the streets. None of the police officers had their sirens on or lights flashing when making these traffic violations. At least 26 officers have been cited. Five cases were dismissed. But, the others are pending. All I have to say is I wish we had traffic cameras in my city. If they did, they would catch a helluva lot more than 26 police officers making traffic violations.

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