Letting it Stand: The Final Post

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IDecember 28, 2009

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 27:  James Farrior #51 and Casey Hampton #98 signal Ike Taylor's fumble recovery for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 27, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
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It’s been fun – the friends and associates made through blogging Baltimore-Washington sports have been incredible to say the least.

But Diamond City is the true mecca of sports blogging – and I find that more and more, I am not the best disciple to deliver its timeless story of struggle and hope.

It would be unfair to name each and every blog that I have grown to love over the last two years, because the frailty of my mind would not allow for the most exhaustive list possible.

But if you track the history of the more than 1,700 posts I’ve written, you’ll recognize the regular cast of characters I follow and in whose mold I have tried to model my semi-career as a blogger.

I still feel like there’s a lot left for me to write about in this niche. Behind me are a few hundred links, a few hundred subscribers, and a few opinions that actually made some sense.

But there’s an enjoyment and a responsibility that I’ve found in one of my other blogging projects, one that means as much to my culture as it means to my personal pursuit of a professional blogging career .

And to do that project justice, it requires much more of my time than I’ve been affording it.

So that’s about it. For your readership, your comments, your advice, your links, your mentions and your support, I thank you sincerely.

I won’t kill the domain or the site, so feel free to peruse my two-year long diary of Baltimore-Washington sports fandom anytime.

As for my Baltimore-Washington sports fix, hopefully you’ll find me as a guest or contributing blogger on some of my favorite sites. That’s of course, if they’ll have me.

And if you’d like to keep up with the blog that I pray will become a legitimate news source and lifelong career path, visit www.hbcusportsblog.com . Often.

God bless you.