It figures that a county government reporter would use a late Friday afternoon news dump to announce that he's retiring from the blogging scene. And, so, just a few minutes ago, KNS reporter Mike Donila posted his ostensibly final post on his sometimes scathingly funny and always informative blog, Screams from the Porch. Donila writes:
We for one are sorry to see him go, even though we guess he really isn't physically going anywhere. But we'll miss all the behind-the-scenes gossip of the goings on at the City-County Building. And who else will call me "Cari 'Mean' Gervin"? (Oh, plenty of people, I know, I know. But whatever.) Anyway, farewell, Screams from the Porch. You shed some light for a while, and for that we should all be thankful.Dear readers:Screams from da Porch is shutting down. Yup. No kidding. I had a good run, a fun run and whatever. All that. The blog even picked up a nice award.But, it's taking up too much of my time and, quite frankly, I don't feel that recently I've been able to put the same effort into it as I did when I first started.So, before any rumors start flying, or my words get twisted: This is my decision. No one is forcing me to kill it. I could continue doing this. I have opted not to.If you hear otherwise, there is no truth to it. I just don't have the time and if you're going to do a blog, then it should be done right, updated often, blah, blah.