No it's not.
That's not journalism speak.
I knew that.
But it is true, he's leaving the blog behind to spend more time actually doing something worthwhile.
I rarely ever read Andrew Sullivan* - but I know a lot of top notch bloggers who have. He was a trailblazer. A 'maverick'. (I just said that.)
Seriously, I was going to quit blogging as well - all of my posts have been leading up to that final, special moment when I'd make the announcement. Now Sullivan comes along and steals my thunder. I think I know what he's really doing though... he's only announcing he will be quitting, writing: "I want to let you know I’ve decided to stop blogging in the near future."
What? "In the near future." Really? Give me a break - I say the same thing all the time and soon traffic picks up again. Not only does he steal my thunder, he steals my schtick.
Just kidding about Sullivan - he's big. He's important. I'm no one. Nowhere man. Andrew Sullivan is big. Really big. Huge.
No one cares what I say now. So I've decided to stop blogging - in the near future.
Think of the rest of my posts as a very special, "Last Lecture". You know, like the book ...
Song for this post here.
*Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an influential blogger and commentator.