Shutting down for a while…

…until I get my momentum back, which could take weeks. I feel totally uninspired and depressed about politics, American and Chinese. As I said a few days ago, the level of intensity throughout the Chinese blogosphere seems to have fallen to a new low, and everyone seems to be hibernating. Maybe it’s just the time of year. Whatever it is, a good break would probably be a smart thing for me, maybe until the new year. Of course, if something strikes me as especially, irresistibly blog-worthy I’ll post about it. But right now, I feel the fire’s gone out and I’ve got to figure out what I want this site to be. Thanks.

The Discussion: 14 Comments

Richard,
you want some fire, watch Fox news for a minute or two. I flipped by Fox news yesterday, and caught them saying liberals are trying to ban Christmas, and (Republican congressman??? Fox host???) John Kasich was interviewing Roy Moore on how liberals hate Christians and America…

December 12, 2004 @ 8:26 pm | Comment

Richard, I’ll miss your posts, but sometimes you just have to take some time and recharge.

Don’t stay away too long!

December 12, 2004 @ 9:50 pm | Comment

dude, it’s about discussion. keep it up!

December 13, 2004 @ 2:14 am | Comment

Politics: It’s the people stupid; it’s the stupid people. We’re all laying low. The news soundsl like a broken record, the op/eds are all backpedaling and even the story about China holding a beauty contest for plastic surgerized bimbogals doesn’t even seem crackpot enough to chronicle. Have a nice dream and may the farce be with you.

December 13, 2004 @ 2:43 am | Comment

Hey! You’ll be missed, come back soon. I have been on a US news blackout since the election and it has helped immensely. Still lots of good things to talk about, and focusing only on Asian news seems to help a bit…

Best to you in your recovery….

December 13, 2004 @ 1:30 pm | Comment

Looks like you’re in good company. Lots of bloggers have cut back or quit. Have you heard from Conrad? I still get a blank at Gweilodiaries.

December 13, 2004 @ 9:37 pm | Comment

Richard, I hope that you don’t shut down at all. I enjoy reading about some of China through your website. It is a new experience for me to sread and see pictures of China.

Also, my mother and sister Sing in an all Chinese choir here in the San Fernando vally in Los Angeles and boy is the Choir GOOD. My sister has Chinese students who are grown now that still visit her. She had taught school here in the Valley and was very popular with students of all races. So for me, What I really like are the Pictures of real life in China, since I have had a little contact with the Chinese culture and some people from there……

Thanks Richard,

Mario G. Nitrini 111

December 13, 2004 @ 11:25 pm | Comment

Mario,
I Used to live in Glendale and San Marino, miss Los Angeles gravely.

December 14, 2004 @ 2:43 am | Comment

Mario, I appreciate it. I’ll be back soon, I just need a break. When the elections were coming, I had endless inspiration, and now I’m just paralyzed.

December 14, 2004 @ 6:58 am | Comment

Sam, I suspect Conrad is gone for good. It’s not just his blog that’s vanished — usually he’s a frequent commenter here and at other blogs I visit, and he’s vaporized. It’s really too bad, because he was always a lot of fun.

December 14, 2004 @ 7:02 am | Comment

Thanks Love LA and Richard.

Richard, everyone has a feeling inside what they need to do. You let me come on your website and It has helped me in several situations Emensly. Again, I thank you very much for that.

I respect your decision. Whatever is best for you and everything turns out all right for you, That’s Great.

Thanks again Richard,

Mario G Nitrini 111

December 14, 2004 @ 8:53 am | Comment

Maybe Conrad ran out of Asian girls to… um, post pictures of. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Hey, if he’s really gone, I don’t have to worry about him seeing this!)

But seriously… every blogger is entitled to an occasional hiatus. Enjoy your ‘vacation,’ Richard, and come back soon!

December 14, 2004 @ 3:18 pm | Comment

Some of us are still going strong.

Who said blogging could only be about current events??

December 14, 2004 @ 8:28 pm | Comment

It doesn’t have to be about current events, but it has to be inspired (or at least it should be). At the moment, I feel more uninspired than at any time in the past decade. Worse than uninspired — pessimistic and grim, and with no sense of hope in regard to where my country is heading. And I’d rather not blog while I’m feeling so negative.

December 15, 2004 @ 6:57 am | Comment

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