Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hanging It Up (Mostly)

I'm tired.

I've been running DOOT for near 8 yrs now, posting pretty much daily and doing 2A activism for a bit longer than that.  All on my own time and dime. 

I'm tired. 

I'm tired of reading post after post of nasty, hate filled rants by anti-gun fanatics.  I'm tired of watching testimony by anti-gun politicians who either outright lie or are so stupid as to make me shake my head as to the completely ignorant constituents who voted for them. I'm tired of watching the warzone that is Chiraq and being blamed for it because some mentally deficient gang banger wants to shoot up his 'hood to gain some cred.  I'm tired of reading half-educated 'journalists' repeat the same memes and talking points over and over in the papers.

I'm tired and I'm burned out. I still read the updates from my friends but I just can't get the motivation to follow suit anymore. 

So I'm taking a break.  If something really speaks to me I'll post but for the most part any posting will be irregular and primarily game/review related. DOOT will still be here.  Just a bit quieter for the nonce.


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20 comments:

Chad said...

I've been wondering if that was what was happening. It seems to be a common occurrence the last year or 2. Thank you for all the free ice cream, and I hope to see you back if you become re-energized.

Billll said...

Vacations are good for you. Kick back and relax. It will all be here, pretty much unchanged when you get back.

Crustyrusty said...

I can relate. Not to mention, there's too much to do in meatspace to get ready.

James said...

I appreciate your blog and hard work. Please come back soon or whenever you're ready.

drjim said...

Thanks for putting in all the effort you did.

Yours was one of the first blogs I started to read after I found out about blogging.

Steve Cook said...

As a Daily reader I will miss your thoughts and opinions. Take your time relax and unwind. We'll all be here when and if you come back.

Cookie

Karl Gallagher said...

Your serious blogging was fun but I understand wanting the break. I'm looking forward to more gaming posts.

Stephen said...

You'll be missed. I've enjoyed your writing for years and you've pointed out a lot of stuff.

I am also fatigued about seeing the same distorted crap and lies over and over again. The other side keeps saying they want a "conversation" but all they really want is to scream the same lies at us and take our guns away.

Thanks for trying to make it intelligent. I hope you'll still be active in the freedom movement if not a daily writer supporting it.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your efforts and will keep checking in. Thanks

Hat Trick said...

I too have appreciated your efforts and your posts. It was great to meet you at IGOLD '13. Wish I knew what to say to give you that jolt of energy to keep going.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your blog for many years now. I can imagine how difficult it would be to keep motivated especially with the seemingly endless flow of stupid from the other side. Nobody gets the credit they deserve for the time and effort they put out for a venture like this but just know, while you weren't told often enough, your dedication is appreciated and you will be missed and I look forward to anything more you choose to share with us.
Thank you

gunfreezone said...

Go get drunk, visit fluzzies, engage in debauchery

Anonymous said...

You must do what you must do, but it seems that all of the voices on our side are slowly leaving in quiet disgust that nothing seems to change. Yours will be the3rd or 4th blog I've come to enjoy, to go silent or become sporadic in the past year. If this keeps up the other side will fully believe that they are both right and winning. Enjoy the break and game on.

Matt in TX said...

What Steve Cook said.

Firehand said...

Do understand

NotClauswitz said...

See you around - hey, come to the Gunblogger Rendezvous in Reno and hang-out?? :-)

Archer said...

I hear ya about the lies, stupidity, and baseless hysteria that gets thrown our way. It's exhausting and mentally draining - and I've been in the blogging game for less than a year!

Take a break. You don't need our permission, but you have it anyway. As a long-time reader (~5 or 6 years or so), thanks for all the free ice cream. We'll see you around the Interwebz.

Anonymous said...

Bummer.

Gary said...

Thank you, learned a lot. take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon Doot, I must thank you for your well organized portion of the internet. Please do not give up on the fight. the opposition is nasty as you describe only because of the chord that has been struck is a tender spot. Please learn to revel in the nasty opinions of others which share the intellectual aspirations of a rock.
Great job to your Sir, Keep up the good fight!