Back in January 2009, I started this blog it was with the intent of letting local trout fishermen know where I’ve fished, what I caught, and where I caught them. The mission statement at the top of the blog is what I’ve tried to follow over the past 2 ½ years.
A Blog designed to share my experiences as a trout fisherman and some other stuff. To let fishermen and fisherwomen everywhere know where I've fished, what I caught, and what I used to catch them. Knowledge that has been held close to the vest by the many and shared by the few.
Since then, I feel I’ve accomplished that mission is spades. But, on top of that, Northern California Trout has taken on a life of its own and gone in a bunch of different directions. Agreed, I do the posting, but it was never my intention for Northern California Trout to do this. I’ve resisted, for the most part, representing anything for sale, indorsing anything, and delving into politics (with the exception of the Jane Fonda thing).
I’ve met a lot of great people from all over the world via this blog. Thank you, to all 126 of my followers, for reading what I’ve written. Thank you all, for commenting as often as you’ve done. Thank you all for being my friends.
But I’ve come to a point where I think it’s time to turn off Northern California Trout, California Dreaming, and get out of the blogging business.
Why you ask? Good question. I find myself spending so much time in front of a computer; I don’t have time to do what needs to be done around here. My health being what it is (and don’t worry, there is nothing wrong) only allows me a certain number of hours a day to do anything and then I’m done for that day. Many of those hours are taken up with the business of blogging and I need to apply them elsewhere.
So, for the last couple of months I’ve been struggling to post something, just to keep the blog going. This is not what Northern California Trout was supposed to be, so I’m calling it quits. I may be back in the future, maybe not. We’ll see.
In the words of Edward R Murrow (who, when joining CBS in 1935, had only one person on his staff who was, coincidently, named Bob Trout):
"Good night and good luck."
Mark aka Shoreman - firstname.lastname@example.org