Three years ago, Brian Mossop, then the community manager at PLoS, asked me if I’d ever considered blogging. I had, but only in the way that I had, say, contemplated having children–it was a distant, abstract notion.
But Brian told me that PLoS was getting ready to launch a new blog network and that a handful of other fantastic writers had already signed on to participate. I decided that it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, and thus, my adventures in blogging began.
Over the last few years, I’ve had a blast. Blogging has been more enjoyable and rewarding than I imagined. But as regular readers may have noticed, I have not been posting here very frequently over the last year. In part that was because I was finishing a book. In the last few months, some other priorities and commitments–book-related events and travel, as well as the relaunching of my freelance career–have kept me from being able to blog as much as I’d like.
In short: I’ve realized that–at the moment, at least–I simply don’t have the time or mental bandwith to produce a blog I’m proud of.
So rather than dribble out a few quick posts now and then, I’ve decided that I’m going to take a temporary hiatus from blogging until I can devote the time and energy to it that it deserves.
I’ve also decided that, going forward, it makes more sense for me to host my blog on my own site, emilyanthes.com. So when I return to blogging, it will over at that site, rather than here.
I’m planning on this break being temporary, but at the moment, I can’t say exactly when I’ll return to blogging. (I’ll fill you all in on my plans, when I know them, on my website, Twitter, and Facebook.) Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to PLoS for giving me this opportunity.