One of my longtime acquaintances, R. H. Potfry of The Nose On Your Face, has announced his departure from the blogosphere. I'm saddened to see you go, Potfry—and I'm confident I speak for Islamic Rage Boy in saying that we'll miss you very much around these parts.
I informed Buckley this morning that I would be leaving TNOYF.
Telling him required massive effort. We’ve become good friends over the past 4 years, and I’m quite proud of some of the work we’ve done together. That 2 guys with demanding day jobs and families could cobble together some of the work we’ve done, get linked by everyone from Mark Steyn to Ann Coulter, and even get featured on the Huckabee Show, says a lot about how the ambitious amateur can use the internet to chase a dream.
But that chase has its price. Over the past six months, I’ve been nagged by the realization that I’m watching my daughters grow up over the top edge of my laptop. That if not for my wife’s bizarre appreciation of my oddness, she could divorce me for neglect. That there’s a perfect imprint of my ass in the left cushion of the sofa, cookie crumbs in my keyboard, and I’m pretty sure I’ve developed some low-grade curvature of the spine.
All things considered and given the limited hours in a day, I need to choose the job that comes with a paycheck, and make sure I’m fully present in the lives of the people I love.
Those of you who supported us over the years– thank you. I hope you’ll continue to support Buckley as he takes TNOYF into this next phase.
RH Potfry/March 31, 2010