Taking Extended Hiatus Until Economy Changes Significantly
When I launched this site back in July 2010, my mission was simple…to help everyone understand what was happening in the economy, no matter how much knowledge they had about it to begin with. It was also my own way of tracking the economy in a systematic way. Over time, I’ve had thousands and thousands of visitors, but my daily audience is very small. And the time it takes to analyze and publish reports on the myriad of economic reports often doesn’t feel like it is justified in light of my very small audience. I feel the pressure of being behind, and with a busy work/travel schedule, I’ve found myself beginning to fall further and further behind.
Perhaps even more importantly, the last five years have essentially seen a very similar overall story…sluggish growth. That is, our economy has been growing but not at historically average levels. And we haven’t been at risk of a recession or had significant events that changed our course much. So, in all honesty, it’s not the most exciting story to convey over and over again without some positive reinforcement. I basically see no comments or emails from my readers (other than spam), and my audience is small. So, it’s a largely repetitive story being told to a small group of people, none of whom say anything about what I write.
As such, I’ve made the difficult decision to put the site on hold until I see something meaningful develop in the economy, either in a good or bad direction. At that time, I will decide in what form to begin publishing again. But until then, you won’t see any updates here – unless I change my mind for some reason.
I do, however, have a Facebook page that I will try to write short updates more frequently than I have before. I’d love for you to follow me there and maybe comment on what you read. I’ll also announce there whether I’m getting close to starting up my blog again.
Thanks for your support over the years…I’m very hopeful that I’ll see you again here soon!