31 October 2009

The R word.

I am retiring from blogging on Island Express. I should have taken this decision several months ago. That would have saved it from the embarrassment of lying there wretched and un-updated, a Kapil Dev-like reminder of the benefits of early retirement.

The timing is always a tough one, aye? You keep thinking you have one more century in you, and you wait. And you wait.

At one time this blog was a feverish passion. Endless productive hours paid for by my employer were spent deciding the appropriate order of the blogroll. I also remember the several awesome hours spent assembling the montage up there, like a Chor Bazaar bike, from stolen cricket pics. But now, to lick the retirement cliche plate some more, let's throw in stuff like 'not giving 100%' etc.

I will continue writing my cricket drivel, but not here. Probably when a blue mist passes over the moon next, you can read what I write at Bored Cricket Crazy Indians.

As for this blog itself, I hope it stays here. And its future? That is now up to TM, Avinash, Sajith and Aj.

17 comments:

straight point said...

ah! another blogger succumbing to the demands of life over cricket... i hope cricket survives somehow...

but the good part is we might get glimpse of earlier john at bored... :)

Naked Cricket said...

John,

Homer, now you, and I know of one more bored member who will use the R word soon.

It could be the lack of sleep, but I'm not feeling too bright.

And yeah man, the collage is a killer. And we need to speak.

Homer said...

All the best Aju.. It has been a pleasure reading you!

Cheers,

Soulberry said...

Good luck mate.

randomraghav said...

I guess this is what it will feel like when SRT finally crosses the line...ah well..all good things..Thanks for the entertainment John..you beauty..

jrod said...

A shame, will follow you at BCC!.

John said...

Thanks for the love everybody. I could not have carried on with this blog without help in the form of suggestions and comments; and even competitive pressure from all of you.

Francois said...

Very sad to hear this :(
You will be missed!

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