Does every blog in the world have a post with this title?
I've spent a lot of time working with WordPress over the last year or so, and I've enjoyed much of it and learned much from it. I've make some friendships and even some money (not much mind you, but still...). Over the last few weeks, however, I've come to the conclusion that I'm done working with WordPress. I will still build themes and recommend it to people, and I'll keep using it because I do like the application. However, I don't think I'll be spending time in #wordpress for a while, and won't be keeping up even the small amount of participation in the codex and trac. (I realize, of course, to the WordPress community as a whole my dissappearance will not be noticed, and the small amount of help I have been will be covered by the many good people who are involved.) I simply no longer feel like a part of that community. As much of that is because I have had much less time and motivation to maintain my connection to the community as anything. Right now there is too much going on in my life to work on rebuilding that connection. I'm moving in the next three months, and whether that move will be across the city or across the country is undecided at this point.

As far as the people who read this are concerned, this will probably not affect you in the least. I'll keep up my usual Dickensian publishing schedule (Dickens schedule now, not when he was alive) and occasionally tell you more about my life than you want to know. But there it is.

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