I started PunditGuy just before the presidential election in 2004. Blogging was still a novelty then and there were only a handful of folks blogging about politics. I quickly had an audience, and friends in the blogging community helped promote me and this site. At the height of its popularity, drew 25,000 to 35,000 visits per week. I had a blast. In late 2009 or so, the work to keep up and relevent was just too much, and I couldn't find the time, nor the will, to continue to put a lot of effort into the blog. It just couldn't become a full time job for me. Since then, it's been something that I remember now and again, like when I get a Google Analytics report telling me a post of mine from 2005 suddenly received 250 hits for no reason other than it got a little Google juice that day. I have hesitated to shut the blog down permanently. Maybe because I thought I'd get back into it at some point. Well, it's 2015, and my life is even busier, and different now than before. So, it's time to officially shut this blog down. It was a fun part of my life for awhile. I'll never forget my experiences. Thanks to everyone who came and visited, clicked, and commented. I'm grateful for all of you.

June 1, 2015