And here’s where we deliver the death blow

This is the 48th Blog Off topic we’ve introduced and it’s also the last. Painful though it may be, it’s time to just admit that this bloggery phenomenon has seen its day in the sun and at this point, it’s in the rear view mirror.

Gerard and I have been carrying this thing and as our professional lives have intervened, it’s become more and more inconvenient and there’s been less and less a return on our efforts. As the social web’s matured so have we. Not just Gerard and I, but all of us who’ve participated since all of this started in August of 2010. We hope that we’ve made a difference in our participants’ lives but it’s time to call it a night.

All of the archived blog posts will live on in a new website and you can find it here. This means everybody’s links will remain live ’til further notice and maybe forever. What it means too is that this website’s going to go away after we wrap up this Blog Off.

We’re sad about this of course, but it’s just time to chase down other interests and opportunities.

Many thanks to everybody who’s ever participated in #LetsBlogOff and thanks for your willingness to go along with our at times crazy ideas.

So for the next Blog Off, let’s write an obituary for the Blog Off. What did you get from this exercise and what would you have done differently had you been at the helm? What new bloggers did you meet through this exercise you’d have never met otherwise? What do you plan to do next?

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Comments (8)

Sorry to hear this but thanks for all you have done and for the pleasure you have given us all. Thanks for allowing a Brit to come in on it too!

I think I saw this one coming. I have seen the drop in participation over the last few months. With as busy as both you and Gerard find yourselves I completely understand the need to make this change.

I look forward to to giving some parting thoughts.

Thank you to both of you !! You helped give me great topics to put on my blog as well as meet some incredible people when I first started my blog!

I look forward to any new endeavors you all are apart of!

Best of Luck on everything!

I am sorry to see this happen – but I understand. You both did an amazing job and I appreciate everything you have done. Well done and good for you to recognize the when something had to end.

Best wishes to both of you!

Robin -.

I am sorry to see it end. What I routinely put atop my Blog Offs is true. “Some of the most fun I have…” I have more thoughts on the subject, but I’ll save them for Tuesday. In the meantime, though, I do want to thank you both, Paul and Gerard, for your efforts.

I totally get that. I ended my Featured Tweeter series this month, too, after a year as well as my Office Manager Tip series. It’s better to stop while you’re ahead.

Thanks for being a great place to practice my writing and meet other engaging bloggers. I’m sure the spike in traffic is all because of you all.

Great series, thank you both!

Thank you, thank you, for creating this lovely community and opportunity. It really has been grand.