I don't watch a lot of tv, but every winter I usually watch a show or two on Netflix or Amazon Video. I generally watch on the iPad and try to do most of it while running (or at least walking) on the treadmill in my basement. Sons of Anarchy was the first show I watched in this manner, and Jax Teller and company were my constant treadmill companions for an entire winter. Other selections have included Narcos, Mad Dogs, Bosch, Deadwood and an occasional movie.
This winter I've been watching one that I'm almost embarrassed to admit I never watched before: The Sopranos. I started watching the classic HBO series around Thanksgiving and am currently about halfway through the final season. Yes, I know, that probably qualifies as "binge" watching, but at least I'm exercising most of the time when I do it.
Watching an entire television series in such a short period of time brings with it an awareness of why the show ended. Eventually, they just ran out of stories to tell and realized it was time to wrap things up. I will certainly watch the six or eight episodes I have remaining, but at this point I'm ready for it to be over.
The same could have probably been said for this blog a few - or maybe even several - years ago. I had a lot of fun writing it for 2-3 years, and I still enjoy writing the occasional post. But in spite of my repeated efforts to revive the Bright Idea Blog I should have realized a long time ago that it would never be what it was at its peak.
When a TV writer wraps up a hit series, does he just quit? Of course not, he starts writing another one. Maybe he does a show in the same genre or maybe he does something totally different.
I think in the case of blogging, I'm going to choose the latter.
I had an idea for a new blog, and I started working on it a couple days ago. It will be of a more personal nature than this one, but I do plan to make it public once I get the appearance in a state that I like.
I'm also not going to take this one down. I enjoy re-reading some of my old posts, and, of course, the blog is still the chief marketing vehicle for my wildlife management business. Be looking for a link to the new blog posted here sometime in the next couple weeks.