Can a blog sing a swan song? If so, this last posting of 2013 may be The Berkeley Write's.
As I noted recently, I have been posting on this blog weekly for almost two years, managing in nearly 100 postings—I hope coherently—to string together close to 100,000 words in the process. I suddenly feel that I have run out of two vital ingredients: interesting new ideas to write about and the ardor to keep up the pace. Deeper down, I have an all-consuming fear of becoming more repetitive, more trivial and triter than I may already have been. So, at least for the nonce, and maybe forever, I am taking down The Berkeley Write's masthead.
If this really is The Berkeley Write's swan song, what could be more appropriate than to include in its lyrics a thank-you to all those readers who have praised its contents. I would have stopped long ago had I not been so encouraged.
I wish you Happy Holidays and a great 2014!