On several occasions, I have written to tell you that I am leaving AllEars. And on each occasion I have returned after a short amount of time. I was the boy who cried wolf. Well, I’m afraid that I’m repeating that message today. Once again, I’m writing to tell you that I am leaving AllEars. However this time I suspect my departure will be permanent.
There are several reasons for this. First, burnout. Each of my blogs requires between 20-40 hours of work to create each week. This is a big responsibility that I’m finding more and more difficult to commit to.
I’m also finding it problematic to come up with new topics to write about. I’ve been doing this for eight years now and I’ve already covered most of the World in one way or another.
And finally, I have other commitments that require my time. Balancing AllEars with the rest of my life can be tricky.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have read my column faithfully over the years. I would also like to thank all of you who have taken the time to write me comments. Your kind words have been my weekly paycheck. I’ve never shared this with anyone, but I judged the success of my blogs by the number of comments I received. Whenever I received 20 or more, I considered it a homerun.
My old blogs aren’t going anywhere. Although my spot on the Blog Page will eventually be eliminated, my articles will remain. The easiest way to find them is to use the SEARCH field found on every page in AllEars. Just type “Jack” followed by the topic you’re interested in. If I’ve covered that topic, it will be listed.
Please, if you see me wandering the parks in the months to come, stop me and say hello. I would love to take a moment and chat with you for a few minutes. Also, remember to stop and smell the roses. Disney details are everywhere. There is so much more to the parks than Space Mountain, Soarin’, and Expedition Everest. Walt Disney World is a giant present. Unwrap it slowly and savor every part of it.
All my best to you,