Monday, September 4, 2017

Goodbye

I have been procrastinating about this decision for a while, but today I reached the conclusion that all good (or bad) things must come to an end sometime, and that there is no better time than right now. This blog is over and done with.

When I started eight years ago I had some hopes concerning what I could accomplish with blogging, none of them have really been realized. It has become a bit of silliness mostly for my own entertainment and I am, to be quite honest, no longer entertained. I am sorry for having failed.

Thank you, to those of you who have taken the time to read my meanderings once in a while.

I'll see you all inworld!

The End

P.S.
I'll leave the blog up for awhile and decide later if I should take it down completely or not.

P.P.S. 09/23/2017
I have now come to the conclusion that there is no harm done in leaving the blog up and public. So it will stay up until further notice. Enjoy!

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    1. I will weigh in your valued advice when I make my final decision, my mentor! ;)

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  2. You may not have accomplished what you set out to do, but you did something inspiring, at least to me. To be honest, I'm not sure I would have ever started doing Second Life blogging if it hadn't been for you. Please don't take it down -- it will stand as a record of a certain time and place and milieu.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness, Rusty my friend, as I told my mentor Apmel above, I will weigh in your advice when I make my final decision! ;)

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  3. We'll miss you! I hope you Will allow your blog to exist as a memory and archive of Sorts. And perhaps one day you Will begin again. Love!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Kahvy, and - as told Apmel and Rusty - I will weigh in your advice when I make my final decision ;)

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  4. I love your blogs. I think I know what you mean. Maybe it isn't a real blog. I don't even know what the definition of a blog is. Nevertheless I think what you wrote was most of the time very entertaining, sometimes very serious and sometimes real nuts. I will miss it, that's for sure. Thank you Bock for the eight years blogging.

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    1. Thank you, dearest RickJ, for your kind words! I am happy you had fun reading while it lasted ;)
      Hugs!

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  5. Dej of Days Gone By...Thu Sep 07, 05:11:00 AM PDT

    To My Sweet Brother,

    It has been a long 8 years, hasn't it? So many celebrations, so many parties, so many upgrades, so many crashes, so many houses, so many scripts.

    So much laughter, so many tears.

    But in the end there was you.

    I have watched both you and this fine blog blossom and mature grow so much over the years, from the growing pains of a newborn to the comfortable grace of a favorite song that we can never quite get out of our minds. I have read about both the ecstasy of joyous celebrations and the dark, crushing sadness of of our own mortality.

    And somehow you always helped us make some sense of it all, to let us know that it's okay to laugh, and it's okay to cry, and sometimes it okay to scream out in the night. Because more than anything else, you reminded us that we are, after all, only human.

    There is a moment, at the end of things, when we realize that on this wild ride we call life - and Second Life - the destination is not what's really important.

    It's the journey.

    And the people you meet along the way

    And I am both grateful and proud that I could share this blog with you for 8 years, and I look forward to your next endeavor.

    Something tells me you have a lot more to say, in both lives.

    Your next journey starts now.

    And I will be there with you.

    Dejerrity Mycron
    Younger Brother

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    1. Awwwww my sweet much, much, older brother! Thank you for that!

      I am trusting you to be there and save my ass, never forget ;) Love you!

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  6. Bock: As noted in the quote following, your blog contribution to people of the world is:

    “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” — Benjamin Disraeli

    I hope you can continue sharing your wisdom with us all.

    - Eric Q

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    1. Thank you for those kind words, my dear friend. Who knows, I may reevaluate my decision at some point in time, but for now I am enjoying the freedom to say "No" to all the ideas of posts that pop into my mind. The freedom is exhilarating ;)

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  7. Well, that sucks, it was a great blog. Thank you for making it and maintaining it. You know, sometimes (most times!) we don't manage what we set out to, so the result isn't good enough for us, but it is good nonetheless… I respect your decision, but I am keeping the poster over my bed :D

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    1. Thanks Jimmy, big hugs!
      I hope the Flat-Bock gives you many happy and enjoyable hours ;)

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  8. Sorry to see the end, but I respect your decision. My own blog also seems to have run it's course. Less frequent post and not much interest in putting the words out for a post.

    I have always enjoyed your ramblings on many topics over the years. I am sure we will still be able to search the internet Wayback Machine and discover many great nuggets of history.

    Thanks and enjoy the next chapter.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Rocky! When the guilt of not blogging outweighs the gratification of blogging, it is time to stop ;).

      You'll know when you get there buddy.

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  9. Please Bock buddy leave the blogg open, it´s always nice to go back and read have a good day. Hugs from Neo

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    1. Thanks Neo and big hugs! Since this was posted, I have decided to just leave it up. There is no harm in that.

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  10. In all those years you did a great job, Bock. You bin a mentor and inspirator for me. And I'm silly to. What is wrong with that?

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    1. Thank you, dear Christo, for your kind words. There's absolutely nothing wrong at all with silliness, not really, except when you feel like you are being silly in a vacuum. Which is - right or wrong - how I felt in the end.

      Hugs and keep up the good work, Christo, you'll be a great mentor for the next generation! ;)

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