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The Incredible Shrinking Blogger

Mike SteffanosMonday, December 17, 2007
By Mike Steffanos

I knew it had been a while since I last posted, but when I noticed it's been 10 days since the last time I posted, I understood why I've been receiving e-mails from some readers wondering if I dropped off the planet.

When I started this blog 2-1/2 years ago, it was partly as therapy for some fairly drastic problems I was experiencing as a result of chronic Lyme disease. Although I was pretty sick, I had lots of time on my hands back then. I wasn't able to work for long periods of time without lying down, and it was often while lying down that I would jot down some notes for something that I wanted to write about.

I've made some progress in my recovery since then. Particularly in this past year, I have gotten back to working full time. It feels good to be pulling my weight again financially, but it's cut down my free time drastically. Even when I do have some time, I'm pretty tired. Spending an extra hour or two on the computer writing something for the blog just hasn't been in the cards. Not to mention that, as a first-time homeowner, some of that precious free time goes into taking care of new responsibilities.

I thought about giving this blog up a while back, but I find I still have things I want to say -- even if I lack the time right now to say them. I talked to a guy who quit blogging not very long ago, and the advice that he gave me was that as long as you still have something to say it's not yet time to pack it in.

I think things are going to be fairly crazy with my time for a few more months at least, and I know I'm just not going to be able to write as much as I want to. At times there may be other long absences like this one. Maybe in the end I won't be able to put enough time into this blog to justify keeping it going, but I'm going to try. When I actually find a little free time there is nothing I enjoy more than the interaction with the readers and my fellow bloggers. Maybe I'll even get a little more of my old energy back and that will make it all a little easier.

I started writing something last week about the Mitchell Report, and I'll get that up this week. If you've e-mailed me and haven't heard back, I promise to get back to you as soon as I can find the time. I appreciate your patience, and your support of this site.

About Mike: I was the original writer on this web site, actually its only writer for the first 15 months of existence. Although I am grateful for the excellent contributions of my fellow writers here, I have no plans of stepping back into strictly an editorial role. I started this thing in the first place because I love to write and I love the Mets, and blogging here keeps me somewhat sane. If you haven't had enough already, more bio info can be found here.

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Comments (4)

Mike - Don't give it up, at least not just yet. What has any Met fan been able to say since The Collapse that's worth saying? Not a hell of a lot. At least you're not filling pages that have to be filled with rumors made up in your head, like may dinosaur media outlets are prone to do.

Pitchers and catchers report in less than 60 days. Till then, each of us over there in the "Our Writers" column should consider it our duty...heh, heh...DUUUU-TY...to weigh in at least a couple of times.

Our friends over at FAFIF have a new tagline - "The blog for Mets fans who like to read". To me, Mike's Mets is an oasis for Mets fans who like to think. Me, I like to do both. And I pledge to you, Mike, I'll have some things to think about out to you by the end of the year.

Hey the Mets just signed Matt Wise! You take your time Mike. By the way, sorry I missed you when I was in NY, but I knew you were dealing with private matters, and I, myself was recovering from oral surgery, while celebrating my mothers b-day. I did get my Katz sandwich (eating it was a task) it was worth the trip alone though. I'll e-mail you next time I head up for the city and maybe we can get together for lunch.

Well Mike , all I can say is what would you be doing if you did not continue with your writing here ? Staring at a TV ? Yelling at your Dog ? Having your Wife ask you to take here clothes shopping at the Mall again ? .............See my point ? Men need to root for something in theirs lives just to give them a sense of being part of something bigger than themselves . We ALL will still be Mets Fans in our hearts no matter what the team happens to be doing Good or Bad over the next 20 years I would Hope . Hang in there Brother Met ! Things WILL Get Better.......

And as Always , ...........


Mark A Fonte:

Men need to root for something in theirs lives just to give them a sense of being part of something bigger than themselves .

Yo. There's the Army, joining a cult, or the Mets.

Easy choice.

Happy New Year's all!

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