The end of this past August marked Dazed Rambling's third anniversary. I didn't even notice. Truth is, I haven't spared the blog much attention in a long while. My last review for the site, a proper review, was written a little over three months ago. I had to go all the way back to November of last year to find a review that I thought was even halfway decent.
I have been writing for Dazed Rambling for three years and, well, it has been a pretty static three years. My readership started small and never grew from there. If the blog ever showed up on publisher radar, it was only for a split-second blip before disappearing below notice again. You won't find this place on many blogrolls. Dazed Rambling was not a success, was never going to be a success, and I have always been, and still am, OK with that. My small readership, a mixture of readers, bloggers, and friends, is made up of some great people who have steered me in the right direction time and time again. The lack of books coming in from publishers allowed me a great deal of freedom in choosing what to read and, I have little doubt, encouraged my growth as a reader.
There is no list of accomplishments for me to go on about or haters to condemn. Greener pastures do not await me and there is nothing in my life that requires I take a step back. I'm done because the only thing I see in the future for this blog is a gradual fading away. It is not that I have lost interesting or that I don't care or that I have stopped reading. I just don't feel like reviewing anymore.
There is a good chance that I will be back, eventually, but it won't be here. Dazed Rambling came into existence with a shrug and it goes out with a 'meh.'
I'd include something about how great it has been to meet you all, but this isn't a parting of ways. I will still be around, plaguing your comment sections and annoying you on Twitter.