Every Trail Has an End

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I began composing a draft of this post in the Fall of 2013. Back then I had made up my mind that after we returned from Turkey I would stop blogging.

For blogs to be essential reading they need a mission. A blog without a mission is like a car without an engine. It might look shiny and nice. It might even be comfortable to sit in. But it won’t go anywhere. Good blogs need to take readers somewhere, whether it’s traveling to or living in a foreign country, showing what it’s like to be an artist’s model, exploring the art and purpose of architecture, or showcasing your own photographs.

Honest Errors started as my literary/political place on the web. Then I moved to Michigan Liberal and had a great (and sometimes frustrating) time trying to keep pace with progressive politics. Then I returned to my own blog which, by then, had transformed into a personal blog; a place for my musings on life, books, travel, and sometimes running. This blog continued that way through publishing my first novel, a trip to China, my adventures as a stay-at-home parent, and through our 10 months in Istanbul.

Now that my family and I have returned from Istanbul, the purpose of the blog is gone.

I have no plans to start a new blog. I want to do something different.

I will continue to write. I can’t ever see giving up something that challenges me and gives me so much joy and pleasure.

I’ve met many wonderful, smart, and creative people through this blog. I plan to continue reading those bloggers who I admire as writers and people.

So long, and thank you for reading and for all the likes, comments, and shares. I’m grateful. Take care.

 

Honest Errors, 2006 – 2014

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15 thoughts on “Every Trail Has an End

  1. It’s been great fun following your Turkish journey but I completely understand your desire to move on. I must confess that I had the same feelings when we left Turkey but decided to continue to see where it might lead. So far so good! Best of luck with wherever your creative juices take you the future.

  2. Thanks for taking me to the ‘real’ Turkey. You had a ringside seat in an exciting city during a transition time.

  3. I respect and understand your decision but I am going to miss your blog! I may never go to China or Turkey but I feel like I’ve been there through your writing. Thanks for that gift.

  4. I’ll miss your blog. Thanks for letting us ride along with your adventures. You know where to find me.

  5. Just read this!! Sometimes we find the purpose on the way (no matter how religious that sounds… I mean it in the “professional” aspect). It’s so sad to read this, I enjoyed your blog stories, your trips and your thoughts, no matter if there wasn’t a clear mission! Does this mean you’ll shut the blog?
    Thanks so much for the mention by the way 🙂

    • Thank you very much for the compliments, Virginia. You’re very kind. I’m not taking down the blog.

      You’re welcome for the mention. I enjoy your posts on architecture and design, and your photos.

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I have been wondering if you will return to blogging with a new purpose. I have missed your posts! Take good care – all the best to you and your family.

    • Clanmother, my friend, you’re welcome! It’s great to be missed. It’ll be awhile before I return to blogging. Again, I’m kicking around some ideas. But in the meantime, I’m making good progress on a new novel. 🙂 I have high hopes for it. Keep in touch. I’m still lurking around the internet.

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