My hands are shaking. My eyes are watering. Was this the reaction my mom had when she dropped me off at the Air Force Recruiters for the last time, knowing the next time she saw me I wouldn't just be her little boy anymore? Probably not, but maybe a faint echo.
By now you have likely read the most recent Tuesday Top Ten. Did you read the news bit at the bottom? Did it leave you screaming and ranting and cursing my name? Or did you say "Its about time, maybe Ron can saving this sinking ship"? Something in between? Im guessing a reaction of "Well, that sucks, but lets see what happens" is going to be the most common.
So, the question everyone is likely to be asking is "Why?". Well, Ive heard (especially in relation to a hobby) that "if it becomes a second job, its time to move on". Well, I realized as I was going through the old posts that yeah, it has become a job. And so, I move on. Obviously that is not all there is to it. When I started it almost two years ago, I did so to kill some time at work. Now, work is changing and I may not have the time I once had. Other stuff is happening, that is really not worth talking about here yet.
So, moving forward. I am passing the torch into Ron's keeping, and he will carry it forth to light those blogs that have posts worth sharing. And trust me, there are many out there. And I wish him the best of luck with it, whether he keeps it, or finds someone to fill my 9 1/2 boots. I sincerely look forward to seeing what the future holds over there. And in case you are wondering, I may wander back from time to time with a "guest list", if needed. I am keeping my massive blog roll, I just will no longer be looking at it as "should I mark this for the Top Ten?". Maybe I will even comment a bit more. One can hope.
With the future of the Top Ten in good hands, what about my hands? Am I starting a new project? Have I been poached by someone else to do something elsewhere? Am I quitting the hobby? The answer to these is no. Im going to keep working on my Cryx and Red Scorpions, and trying to hammer out a blog post a little more often then I have lately. Maybe even try to get my own stuff posted on the Top Ten. ;)
In the end, the Tuesday Top Ten is my baby, and like all proud parents, I have to step back and let that baby grow.