It has come to our attention that blogs are better when one regularly posts things like odd anecdotes, bitchy commentary, ridiculous photos and gentle mockery. We used to do that a lot. We enjoyed it! We met lots of new friends. We annoyed some people. We made fun of people, often without their knowledge. It was fun!
We're fully aware that we've been a bit remiss lately. Let us explain.
We started this blog just over four (five! we're bad at math!) years ago, when we lived in one of the most absurd countries on earth. We had so much raw material, it was hard to know what to do with it all. In the intervening years, we were unceremoniously kicked out of said country, moved on to one that was only slightly less absurd but had shorter skirts, lived through one career implosion then, finally, started all over with a new and different gig in yet another, marginally less absurd but more technologically advanced country. Over time, some of the rough edges of expat life got smoothed over, but other edges sharpened. We were cut, deeply. We had two dogs and they were good, but they died. After, there was a divorce. So there's that.
Hopefully, the bleeding has stopped. Please? After all this, we've been pondering, "is Carpetblog still relevant?" The answer, unfortunately, seems to be "no." Accordingly, we've decided to make this hiatus more or less permanent.
That's not to say Carpetblog won't be resurrected in the future. It may be, but probably in a different format, with a different name and a different angle. We haven't decided yet. Thoughts? Share them.
We feel bad about this. We know we have a loyal readership, made up of both dear friends and complete strangers. Much appreciated! But, if you miss Carpetblog that badly, the mysteries of the internets ensure that you can go back to your favorite posts forever, even every day if you're into that sort of thing. Keep your RSS or email subscription because announcements about Carpetblog II will appear here first.