Saturday, August 13, 2011

A note on our format for the time being

This is totally going to make me feel like a diva, but it's happened again. We're having a hard time coming up with the motivation to post. It's not the losing (well, it might be the losing), and it's certainly not the comments, or the readership - you all have been great.

Lately, Real Life has crowded in on the freedom to post as much as we would like, and to be honest, it has felt like a weight has been lifted off our collective shoulders. Obviously, this isn't exactly what we were hoping for. We were hoping that the inability to post updates, snide comments, and analysis would really bother us, and drive us to do better. But it's been freeing.

Life is moving at a fairly rapid clip, new opportunities (not with blogging - those opportunities rarely come up) have arisen. This isn't a farewell post - we will continue to be active on Twitter, including the County Clerk's nuggets, Men of the Match from Eddie's Farm, etc. So by all means, follow Astros County on Twitter and get most of the same information. It's just time for a little break.

Tweet you soon.

14 comments:

cardsjason said...

bummer, but understandable. you guys are my home page.

tanavin said...

Have you ever thought about outsourcing a few of the posts? This way you could keep the site relevant and not fall by the wayside. You could grab a could a friend (or reader) or two, to make the transactions posts or relay any of the twitter posts while still maintaining Eddies Farm and the @AstrosCounty twitter feed. Just food for thought. Love the site.

Sean Peden said...

NOOOOOOOOO!

Warren said...

No loss. There are other good blogs out there. You are not the first blogger to be p whipped by the wife or girlfriend. "Honey why don't you just stop spending so much time on that stuff. i need you to do things for me". Probably convinced you it was really your idea to stop.

Anonymous said...

Like when Bra ls Mills calls for a bunt....

Boooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Reuben said...

Definitely understandable, but you'll be missed. The Eddie's Farm stuff was especially valued (by the way, Cosart would certainly have been Man of the Match for CC last night). Unfortunately I don't do the Twitter.

Denny said...

It is a bit sad. This has been my favourite destination for a compilation of all Astros related news and trivia. Sure there are other blogs oout there, but there is something about this one. I don't have twitter, so I guess I'll just have to hope that astroscounty.com stays alive!

Bernardo Vieira said...

I'm from São Paulo, Brazil, and I went two times to Houston just to watch Astros games in 2004 and 2005. You guys are my home page like a lot of Astros fans. I know that the last 3 or 4 years was not the best one for our baseball team, but you need to continue your hard work to inform us the news from Astros. I'm alone guy im Brazil that are writing here, but imagine how many guys like me are looking for your posts around the world. Sorry for my bad english, but I need to write to you about this bad time. Sincerely, Bernardo Vieira.

Anonymous said...

I don't use Twitter. I guess there's always The Crawfish Boxes...

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Anonymous said...

"The Crawfish Boxes" doesn't take a break, so MAN UP! And thank you.

Anonymous said...

Wait... Aren't y'all gonna update us on the Springer/Armstrong/Stubblefield signings today? Please, just one more day! This site is so easy to check from my phone while I'm @ the office.

Andrew said...

People, just sign up for twitter. Just about everything that shows up on this site pops up on twitter first. Case in point, the Springer signing was announced on Twitter by Alyson Footer about 11:05 last night, well before any of the other sites could put anything up.

When news breaks now, it breaks first on Twitter.