Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Back by popular (albeit puzzling) demand...?

Since I took down SHAMblog about a week ago, perhaps a dozen people have contacted me by various means to inquire about the factors motivating my decision. Several, including one or two media types, asked if I could at least keep the archived content up. One emailed plaintively, "I began my day by going to your blog with my morning coffee and I miss it!" A third reader wrote to say, "You really had a huge impact on my life and the way I think and feel." 

I suppose SHAMblog does represent an enviable body of worka legitimate oeuvreand its place in the history of self-help criticism seems assured. Plus, as noted, I loath the idea that the folks on the other side might giggle with schadenfreude at the fact that my "negativity" and "naysaying" had come home to roost. So, as requested, I'm bringing the archives back up. 

I do want to thank all of you who wrote to express your dismay at the blog's demise. At this time I do not expect to post going forward.


Cosmic Connie said...

Some supporter I've turned out to be. I missed the entire take-down drama. Had I not been so wrapped up with other stuff I would have been shouting my support from the rooftops. (I did share your donation solicitations on Facebook a couple of times.) Steve, SHAMblog has been enormously influential to me and it is a valuable body of work. You are the one who initially inspired ME to start blogging. And even though I have been negligent about posting on my own blog lately my intention is still to keep it going.

I'm so sorry for being away so much lately. There aren't enough bloggers on "our side." My hope is that you will keep SHAMblog up indefinitely and that you will even decide to start blogging again.

Jenny said...

Glad to see your blog back up, Steve. Like Connie, I've appreciated your views as inspiration for my own work. I bought and read your book a couple of years after it was published, discovered SHAMblog, and have been coming back ever since then. Hope to stay in touch with you here or elsewhere. All my best wishes to you and yours.

Cosmic Connie said...

I have been remiss. I failed to wish SHAMblog a happy 10th (!) anniversary on July 17, 2015. So consider this a belated one.