Well, folks ... if any of you are still out there, after 10 years... it's time to say goodbye to Whine & Cheese.
It's been dying a slow death for quite some time now, but with a recent rash of an insane amount of spam comments (dozens a day), I finally had a good reason shut it down.
Facebook and Twitter have certainly replaced blogging, and truthfully I am not sure anyone has the attention span to read (or want to read) anything more than a status update or a tweet. (I plead guilty to that myself!)
Lately, this blog has just been a copy-paste of my book "reviews" from Goodreads and while I thought it was a valiant way to keep this blog alive, it seems increasingly silly and just added "stress" to keep it up-to-date.
I don't think all this will necessarily disappear... I am just downgrading to TypePad's "free" service at the end of the year. Effective immediately (November 2013), I will no longer be updating it and closing all commenting to finally rid myself of dealing with all that spam. At some point down the road, I won't renew the domain name, so who knows what will happen then.
To those that I befriended thanks to this blog, I am eternally grateful ... and will continue to see you on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Whine & Cheese 2003-2013