Ladies & Fellas. Boys & girls. T-blawg fans, friends, followers and groupies of all ages. I have decided that it is time to end the streak. I have spent a lot of time thinking, analyzing, reading & writing and I have come to the conclusion that it is time to end T-blawg. I hit my 260th consecutive post. Consecutive week. Consecutive Monday. Consecutive T-pisode. That was always the plan. To give the world 5 years of T-blawg. To give the world 5 years of my life. And just like when Cal Ripken voluntarily ended his “Iron Man” streak at 17 years and 2,632 consecutive games played, I want to end this by choice. Not by someone else’s choice or because I eventually got sick of doing this or because of some random unforeseen circumstance. It was tough to do this for 260 straight Mondays. But I did it. And I loved it. I loved all of it. But it is time for T-blawg to stop.
My words became something here. I found a voice that I didn’t know I had. I found a way to write that I never had before. And I found my back door into the world of entertainment writing. I grabbed your ear and you all listened. My life in words was shared from under a Boston Red Sox hat. My life became a brand on the internet. That is fucking crazy to me. Bro Code became something for others to follow or even steal and pass off as their own. Grown Man Shit became a social media movement and now it is a lifestyle mantra. #wouldwife became a famous hashtag used globally. Boston has a larger place on the map now. And the entire world tucks its hat low in pics every chance it gets because of me. But most importantly, I told my story. Could I keep going? Absolutely. I’m a storyteller and I WILL always have a story to tell. But I honestly just really want to see what it’s like for the first time in 5 years not to have to get a T-pisode up every Monday. Not to have to run a site and all its social media marketing on my own. No longer having to deal with the comments both good & bad. Or the groupies both good & bad. And not having to worry about how T-blawg impacts my personal life. I want to see what life is like for me without T-blawg. Without living life under the hat. Am I going to finish the book? Yes I am. Will I keep the site up with all the existing T-pisodes for you to go back and read? Yep. Will I be back here one day? Possibly. I want to write the book and JUST the book for now. No T-blawg.com or T-blawg social media in the meantime. That means no more Facebook or Twitter for me as well. I think I’m going to keep the Instagram because I’m really enjoying the photos I’m capturing as of late. This also means that I will put off any TV & movie scripts I have wanted to write. I just want to write the book but I don’t know if it is going to be a T-blawg book anymore. Sometimes I change things in it because of the man I am now. A lot has changed for me. I have changed. I have evolved as a writer, person and as a man. I need to figure that out in words and tell that story on book pages now. But mostly, it’s time to live my life without T-blawg for a while.
I don’t know what it’s going to be like without this site and without all of you. I really don’t. There will be a HUGE hole in my life and it will take some time for me to adjust. It may take some time for all of you to adjust too! But I need to do it. I want to do it. Thank you for coming here every Monday for the last 5 years. Thank you for letting me tell my story. Thank you for all the love & kind words. Thank you for following along on social media. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It’s been one hell of a ride. T-blawg will always have an enormous place in my heart. It did so much for me. And you all know I am a huge Jay-Z fan. So don’t be surprised if I come back one day wearing the 4-5. I never say never. That’s not who I am. But you all know that about me by now.
I took it there.