By Scott Biddulph
This will be one of the hardest posts I’ll ever write. However, it’s time to address the issue of my future and Two Drops of Ink. It’s time to share my heart with all of you.
Many of you know the history of this blog, so I won’t go through all of that. I’ll just say, Marilyn and I have been through a lot together, and it was her prompting that led to our partnership and eventual success as bloggers.
I wasn’t writing much on this blog, such as it once was, and I probably would not have done so if Marilyn hadn’t asked me to get more involved.
We have had a blast, for the most part. We have had a lot of success with the idea of “collaborative blogging.” We’ve toiled over new ideas, birthing new writers, promoting authors and seasoned writers, and keeping things fresh.
That said, it’s in this vein of thought that I have to say, I’m not fresh. My heart is not in what I do here at Two Drops, and when that happens, in this field, it’s time to go. Readers can sense when a writer or editor is not impassioned with their work. My head is in a different place. It’s there that I must go.
It’s not you, it’s me
I always laugh when I hear the phrase. “It’s not you, it’s me.” Marilyn knows that I’m a Seinfeld encyclopedia. I often say to her when something mundane occurs, “There is a Seinfeld episode about that…”
In one episode, George Costanza, the very definition of a weasel, has a girl break up with him and tells him that it’s not him, it’s her. He is more offended that she stole his line, “It’s not you, it’s me…” than he is about the break-up. Just some context for the use of the phrase here.
So, “It’s not you, it’s me.”
Yes, I love this blog. I love the writers and readers; however, my heart is longing to pursue other things in the literary world. I love grammar, and I love to edit, but I haven’t written much in the last two years because of the success of this blog. I know, most people long for this kind of problem, but with each new success you all have as writers, or whatever you do, there is always a new problem.
For me, that problem became my inability to pursue goals and dreams of my own regarding what I love to write about.
I will still hang around the edges. I will take a much-needed back seat role. But, I will always be there for my friends and family here at Two Drops. I thank each of you for your loving support and readership. It’s been a blast!
Blessings to you all,