|R2K, a quake 3 blog, has been posting for about 5.5 years at this point. There have been about 340,000 page views, and perhaps even more impressive, about 88,000 profile views. Posting rates drastically increased during the past year or so, and to help keep track, I have started numbering the posts.
To celebrate the 1000th post, I have decided to stop posting for a month. Posting will continue at High power rocketry and Micro Images.
There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, Google adsense income has dropped from the typical few dollars a day ($20 on a good day), to now just a few cents per day. This is partially due to a reduction in hits, but mostly due to Google simply offering less money per click. They have drastically slashed income, and I can only assume this is the same across the board for most content hosts. This is a double edged sword.
This used to be a nice source of income on the side, a few hundred here and there from time to time. But it is also liberating to no longer have to maintain this income. Also, the number of loyal readers (and particularly those who comment) has decreased greatly. This may be due to me no longer visiting other blogs often, largely because my friends in blogger have stopped posting. Finally, my workload has increased, particularly during the first three months of this year. Post rates are easy to maintain, particularly when they are cutting and pasting cool things or naked Asian women. But this is a good time to consider stopping and letting the electrons lie fallow.
Rather than just fade away and stop posting, or leave things up in the air, I will continue posting 1 month from today.
Readers can return then, on May 11th
, but do not have to check back before then because this will be the last post. (Unless there is some emergency post so important that it just has to be added.) At this time, I hope to return and decide how to proceed. This may mean altering the page, perhaps a new template and a new look, new post rates, etc.
If you are interested, please visit the archives. There were some great posts back in 2006 - 2008, I think. That may have been the high water mark around here. Archives are located in the usual place, down on the right.
If you want new pages to visit, consider these:http://www.neatorama.com/http://www.darkroastedblend.com/http://englishrussia.com/
And on that note, I leave you with, The Deep: