Since before the election, I've been warning Kevin that I needed to take a few days (weeks, months) off. I told him I'd make a decision as to the scope by Jan 30. For those of you who lost your calendar, we passed that some time ago.
Presently, as some of you know from email, and I hinted at in a post a few days ago, there has been a major family problem that is really looming quite large. Add to that a business project that is dramatically behind schedule and you see where I'm going.
My hiatus might last a day, a week, a month or a year, I was supposed to decided a month ago and I still have not. (In an effort to be as accurate as I can... I do know I'm taking at least a week off and it will probably be about 3-4 weeks.) If you see me in that time, it will probably be the rare late night post limited to humor.*
I was one of the people who mocked Sully when he whined about how demanding blogging was. I have to take at least part of that back. -- Although pay me 100 grand a year plus and you'll see how easy it becomes. Anyway, it can wear you out.
I have a few posts in draft I may or may not churn out and I have the mother of all Larry Summers rants in my head so that might magically appear as well. (though it is time consuming so I doubt it)
Have no fear my loyal readers, (that means both of you) if some major news event breaks, I won't be THAT far from a keyboard. But at this point, it would take a North Korea or an Iran type event to move me.. I both need a break AND have other things I need to spend time on.
* Update When Jay Tea and I started at Wizbang it was to fill in when Kevin was busy. I'll be doing that too if/when Kev is away.
And some extended notes. While I got bashed today for calling someone's stats "pathetic," long-term readers of Wizbang know that Kevin and I actively try to help smaller blogs. To that end, I'll give some ideas to any up and coming blogger who wants them. I have dozens of things that I don't have time to do the research on. (Kev keeps promising me an intern ;-)
For example: The Democrats now say "there is no crisis" in Social Security. Now, I have not dug them up, but I KNOW there are a few dozen quotes from those same Democrats from a year or 2 ago whining that SS was in a crisis. Anyone who takes time to find the old quotes vs the new quotes is sure to have the hot blog post of the day. (assuming you do it right) I'll link you and that is the kind of thing that spreads like wildfire. Anyone willing to do the leg work, I'll link to help you jump start. (just email me)
And a final note for you conspiracy theorists. No, the timing of this announcement has nothing to do with the Dan debacle from earlier today. If you are a long term reader, you know I've pissed of way more, and way more important, people than I pissed off today. (Remember that week everyone thought Kevin and I would be sued?) While I had the break coming to me, the exact timing is business and family related.