I began the matter of taking a picture of myself every day for the blog for the purpose of making me seem more 'human' and less inaccessible as a blogging pundit. Most days it has been a simple matter to create a shot, sometimes taking advantage of a situation or the weather, then tailoring it a bit to put it on the blog. I've been at it for seven months.
At this point, it is almost harder to stop doing it that it would be to simply go on. But I remain unconvinced that it has helped. Right from the start it was clear that many readers did not like it - and the last thing it has managed to do has been to increase my readership (other things have clearly been responsible for that.
So yes, I'm going to stop. Today's picture is the last. I know many of you have enjoyed them and I want you to know I've enjoyed making them. But it is time to move on.
I remain a writer, always . . . but I am glad to put down the photographer.
Mmmpf. At this point it would be appropriate to pull all the pictures into a video or something - but somehow after watching the death of the Jon Stewart show last week, that left a dirty taste in my mouth, I'm not going to do that.
For those who may see this in the days to follow, through seven months in 2015, ending today, I posted a pic a day of myself.