Nov 2, 2011

Written and Unpublished

Fishermen have their last cast. Wing shooters have the second barrel. Neither enjoy using it, both usually do. Depending on the day, it's a last chance or final hurrah.



It dawned on me recently that Lunker Hunt won't last forever. Eventually I will publish my last post. It is inevitable but the question of timing isn't exactly clear. Hopefully it happens before I piddle out with apathy, sloth and higher obligation.

Did I really start this site with an expectation of not finishing? Will it end with a fizzle or a bang? I'd rather go out in style.

As such, I have begun writing my final post. There it sits in the pile of other unpublished work, to be tweaked and adjusted over time. Maybe someday you'll read it.

13 comments:

  1. Ugh...fine...but, you're not leaving until I do! I'm going to need bass fishing advice...so, lose your final work for a few months! Heehee

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  2. I commend your attitude on it...definitely, go out with a bang. But please, not just yet, eh? :)

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  3. My guess is that we will all eventually have "final posts" when something comes along that makes blogging obsolete. :)

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  4. @RD: Want some advice? Go catch a bass.

    @The Emb: No not yet, but it's going to happen regardless of our thoughts about it.

    @Owl: In your case, it may be three or four "final posts" in 45 minutes.

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  5. i would just let YGF die a silent death, leading my followers on to think that it might come back. selfish, right?

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  6. This ploy has been used before to some degree of effectiveness: After posting what some herald as your best work, announce your retirement. Then go away for a while. Do a little fishing or harvesting of feathered quarry. Then return, whether due to popular demand or because you still got more junk in the basement (not to be confused with junk in the trunk). But don't fade away. Go out with a both barrels a-blazing.

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  7. I thought I was going to retire from blogging and did a final post. Two weeks later, I realized I missed this whole blog thing and it's been hard making a come back. So, if you plan to bail, make sure you really want to.

    Mark

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  8. Hopefully you won't get that final post tweaked just right anytime soon. We're still waiting to see the check written to the taxidermist among other things.

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  9. @Ivanski: Good strategy, I noticed something was different lately.

    @Kirk: I thought about your stunt while writing this. Interpret that how you feel like it.

    @Tubeman: yes, I remember you quitting for a total of like 2 days. Consider this post as my "Mark-style resignment."

    @Jay: Don't worry, it'll probably be forgotten like all the other things I haven't posted.

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  10. I dont think everyone realizes you owe fishfinders.com and online safety course at least a few more months of blogging.

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  11. @T-Rage: Yea, well...there's that.

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  12. Just go ahead and hit that "delete draft" button now.

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  13. Yep. I know how you feel. Been toying with the idea of retiring my blog as well. It's been 4 years and it does get old so I go on hiatus and then eventually get back to it again. I hope you keep blogging, even if just sporadically.

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