The creator of Binge Inking, a fine UK-based blog about addiction and recovery, has decided to end his blog. I will miss reading it, but also find something satisfying and admirable in a blogger making a clear decision and acting on it. Many blogs seem to just slowly peter out, as the blogger loses interest but can’t seem to face up to the fact the he or she has said what there was to say and now it is time to move on.
I suppose a popular culture parallel is that television shows such as “Callan” and “The Fugitive” are well-remembered because their creators wrapped them up on their own terms, in each case shooting what was known to be a concluding episode that tied up the story lines. In contrast, we all can think of shows that just suddenly went off the air and left us all hanging. Most unsatisfying.