As much as I hate bringing things down to monetary terms, this has to be done at this time of year.
I was going to close in June of this year, but my editor talked me into staying the course.
The blog costs me $50 a year to entertain you, to give you a comparison-assuming I made the same as I did this year it would take four years to get back the annual fees. As you see, not good financially and with cut backs in my Disability Benefits in the coming months, the blog needed to get sales to pay for its upkeep and it has not.
Another factor is I am no longer enjoying writing this blog, partly because I am a giving person and ran out out of things to give and also things to write about.
I might continue to write after the New Year, who knows.