How Do You Celebrate Five Years? A Vacation

It’s hard to believe that I have been doing this for five years. I started blogging with one arm, while the other one held my infant daughter. She’s now in kindergarten. I’ve moved, I’ve had a second daughter, I’ve published one book, and I’m writing another; yet, nearly every morning of my life for the past five years has been spent staring at the content field of a blog post.

I haven’t written something every day, but it’s always been an option. And I have to be honest, it’s weighing on me. I can’t write the way I used to. I’m still sitting on posts that I had planned six months ago. I can’t give this up—I really do enjoy the outlet—but I need a break…a forced break. I’ve tried to take time off before, but nearly every time a big story breaks and I get pulled back in. So, I’ve decided to take a vacation (hiatus is probably the more appropriate term): no blogging for the next four months. I don’t care if Buzz Bissinger finds Jeff Francoeur buying human growth hormone in Gwinnett Stadium; I’m not going to comment here.

I won’t quit writing or commenting. I have a few articles in the works, and I may pop up from time to time to point out where articles and commentary are published. But, other than that, I won’t be posting here until August. This will also give me more time to spend on my current book.

Thanks for all of you who stop by to read what I have to say. I appreciate your support, and I look forward to returning to regular blogging in August.

12 Responses “How Do You Celebrate Five Years? A Vacation”

  1. Zach says:

    I think I speak for the rest of your readers when I say that we look forward to your return. Enjoy the break!

  2. JC,

    Though your recently reduced output has foreshadowed this hiatus, I’m still sad and disappointed to hear that you’ll be taking a break. Even though I frequently disagree with your opinions on things, I’ve nonetheless been checking your blog almost daily since way back in Fall 2004. As a long-time Braves fan not too interested in “homer” posts, Sabernomics has always had great content from a baseball perspective and especially so from a Braves perspective. Anyway, enjoy the time off and I will leave you in my Google Reader in hopes of eventually seeing a “(1)” for Sabernomics again.

  3. frits says:

    Very very sad to hear this. You’ll stay in my Reader.

  4. Chris says:

    probably shouldnt have done this on the same day as schilling

  5. dowdyism says:

    I’m happy to say I’ve been following Sabernomics since day 1, and if anyone has earned a well deserved break, it is you J.C.. Enjoy your time off, and we’ll see you in August.

  6. Lee says:

    JC, sorry to hear of your taking time off especially with the Gwinnett Stadium opening up next month. Appreciate all you have done to enlighten folks of how this project was nothing more than a guise for developers.

  7. David says:

    Sorry to hear that, but a new book sounds exciting. Are you finally writing a book about the Gwinett Braves?

  8. Haddock says:

    I was checking in hoping for some commentary on the Marlins stadium approval. Blogging should be fun and not feel like a second job. Enjoy the extra time with your family. Excited for the new book.

  9. Jay says:

    Thanks for the incredible work over the last 5 years. It’s been a great blog, and I hope you return to it after the hiatus. Please though, tell me you’re still going to comment over at Braves Journal.

  10. Edward says:

    Hey Dr. Bradbury,

    I hear spending time in Philadelphia helps replenish the soul. I think I can score tickets to the ring ceremony game on the 8th if you’re interested! All kidding aside, enjoy the time off and I look forward to your insight when you return.

  11. Don S says:

    JC- you will be missed over the nxt four months!

    I can undestand the need for a vacation. With all the travelling coming over to see the Gwinnett Braves play it would be taxing! Enjoy the time off and see you in August.

    Don

  12. Cyril Morong says:

    You started blogging with only one arm!? Holy Pete Gray!

    But anyway, I agree with #5. Although I check this blog out usually a couple of times a week, if you want to take a break, you deserve it