Monday, June 01, 2009
An Announcement from the Administrator
As some of my closest friends know, I've been talking for some time about shutting down The View from Taiwan. I'm exhausted and burnt out from blogging -- it has ceased to be fun for me, and many days I simply dread facing it. The number of things I want to do with it keeps increasing, while the amount of time I have to devote to it keeps shrinking.
Well, that time has come.
No, I'm not shutting it down. But I'm going to take a few weeks off from blogging. In my other life I'm a PHD student and I need to focus on turning out papers this summer. I'd also like to get a start on my book about Taiwan, and finish one of the novels on my hard drive. Above all, I'd like to spend a little time doing what I really love: sussing out the structure of the complex and beautiful Gospel of Mark, one of the world's great literary works. I'd also like some time to play Spades with my kids, and bike more, and toss the ball with the dog.
I'd like to not think about Taiwan politics for a while.
In the meantime, Taiwan's English blogosphere offers great social and political blogs like the always reliable David on Formosa, the fantastic and insightful media and political commentary on Far Eastern Sweet Potato, the satirically penetrating The Foreigner, the energetic Letters from Taiwan, the amazing A-gu at That's Impossible, always a font of information, the urgently restrained Claudia Jean, the savaging of the Blue propaganda at Taiwan Matters by my man maddog, the deep and robust Taiwan Link, and a hundred other blogs on my sidebar. They all write more richly and insightfully than I ever could. Please keep your eye on them, and on Taiwan.
Many thanks to all my wonderful readers. I'll see you all sometime next month, tanned, rested, and ready to go.
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