I spend MY time writing a story/article for YOU to read.
I don't get paid, my only hope is my writing will entice you to try one of my books.
YOU get a free read and I get NOTHING for my time and trouble. I must be silly -- to me that is a one-sided arrangement -- or maybe I expect too much in the modern world. A world where manners disappeared for the sake of street slang.
Another reason for closing down is I don't have a lot too talk about. My day is simple, I get up, work on my current book for a few hours, have a coffee & a sandwich, back to work, have my tea, chat to a friend on line and go to bed after doing some more work.
I don't go to gigs. I go out once a month to my reading as Small Stories and that is all there is to life for this ex-blogger.