As I mentioned earlier during the month, Socon or Bust is folding up the tent.
The scheduled departure date is scheduled for Fri. Dec.23, 2011.
I’d like to offer a few clarifications, thoughts, and details about our imminent departure from the blogosphere.
1) Reasons for Departure – The natural assumption from some people when they see some someone pulling out from the public spot light is that some tragedy or scandal has happened. I can tell you that nothing of the kind has happened to yours truly. Everything is fine (family, work, health). There’s just a lot of practical things I need to tend to as a father, son, and husband: house renovations, aging parents, my kids religious formation (I want to develop an apologetics program for my girls), and I want to be a better husband too. (My poor wife has suffered this fool for years while I engaged in taxing activism, and yet ironically she thinks I should keep going with this blog.) I also plan to get more active in the pro-life underground with a little project here in Ottawa, as well as testing the waters for a Catholic Mens Group.
2) Not Good Bye, But Farewell - Running an effective and popular blog is very time-consuming. You have to be on the ball. You have to post regularly. And sometimes you have to post within seconds. I just can’t do that anymore with these other things on my plate. I’m not a guy that does things halfway. It’s full board or nothing. Having said that, it would be a mistake for my opponents to think that this is a permanent departure. I’m leaving that decision to Providence. And, of course, I will still be moderately active in the social conservative movement here in Ottawa and beyond.
3) Archive - Some of you have mentioned to me that I should keep Socon or Bust online for reference and research purposes. There is, after all, over 5 years worth of work, some of it pretty good and insightful by yours truly and Steve G, if I do say so myself. Initially, I was hesitant to do this since I might be tempted to simply continue blogging, but the benefits outweigh any drawbacks so I’m parking this blog’s content at this WordPress address: http://soconorbust.wordpress.com/. After the 23rd, socon.ca will also be directed to this wordpress address.
4) Unfinished Business - There is still the matter of bringing Michael Voris to Ottawa and raising some money for a young Ottawa woman to attend a Pro-Life conference in Florida. I’ll be posting information on these 2 items at the Legionnaires of St. Maurice website located here.
Once again, many thanks for the gratitude and support Socon or Bust readers have provided us through the years. We couldn’t have “busted” without you.
For Life and Against the Koolaid,