Some folks may have noted that my postings have declined of late. It’s been getting tougher and tougher for me to sit down in front of the keyboard and let the words pour out of me.

Several friends have noticed, and they’ve reassured that the quality of my work hasn’t suffered, but the quantity certainly has.

It took a couple of those friends to help me realize that I am flirting with burnout — and I do NOT want that to happen.

So I thought about taking some time off.

And they concurred.

I can’t cite an exact time, but I know that it’s been well over a year since I let a single day go without posting something. And I’m tired.

So, I’m taking a blogcation.

No, not a vacation. I did that last month, and blogged anyway. A “blogcation” — a term I think I’ve invented — where I take a week or so off from Wizbang, I’m going to take a virtual vacation, bopping around the internet and soak up the native ambiance and experience the quaint local customs.

One of the places I’m going to go to is North Dakota.

You see, I don’t think I can give up blogging for a whole week without going stir-crazy. But I still need the time away from the responsibilities of Wizbang, and I don’t think I’m capable of only partially stepping away. So Rob Port of Say Anything has agreed to publish any of my diseased ramblings that cross my mind and escape my fingers.

Also, while I’m on vacation, I’m working on a new idea that — if I can pull it off, and get enough other people interested — could be both the most fun I’ve ever had, and the biggest affect I’ll ever have on the blogosphere.

Plus, I have a couple irons in the fire for expanding Wizbang beyond this page, following in the footsteps of a couple of truly worthy bloggers.

In the meantime, folks, wish me fun and stick around. I hope to come back rested, renewed, and ready for what promises to be one hell of a ride.

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