Monday, April 6, 2009

Running Silent

You've probably noticed that posting has been light here recently. It's been a week since my last post, but beyond that, I've been pretty lax through this new year.

I wish I had an explanation for that beyond "I don't feel like writing anything," but I really don't. I launched DR in the middle of the presidential campaign, and there was usually enough news to inspire a lengthy post every day. Hell, Sarah Palin alone could have formed the foundation of an entire blog.

Now that the campaign is over and governance is all that's in the news, I'm somewhat out of my depth. The economy is dominating the headlines, and I'm one of Joe Sheehan's infamous economically illiterate bitches. I'm similarly ill-qualified to write about international affairs, with one or two exceptions, and I've decided to forgo discussing those exceptions on this blog. And I don't want to turn this into a sports blog.

All that aside, the simple fact is, for whatever reason, I don't have fun writing to this blog any more. I had fun during the campaign. I had fun writing up Florida football games. I had fun writing about Burn Notice and the Kansas City Shakespeare Festival. But the last several times I've signed on to this "Create Post" screen, it's been work. And while God knows I have the free time to do this, what I lack right now is the inclination and desire.

I am not shutting down Distressed Reporter. I don't think I'm done with this. But, put bluntly, I just don't feel like writing anything for this site. So don't expect updates for a while. I don't know how long a while will be; I could come across a story tomorrow that pisses me off enough to drive me to blogging. It could (and likely will) be much longer than that.