Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Winding things down at the Peanut

Well my friends. I think this blog has run it's course.

It all started 6 years ago -- SIX YEARS! -- with a rant about Bipole III. It wasn't long before I branched out into rants about Upper Fort Garry and rants about general government incompetence.

19 Bipole III and 21 Upper Fort Garry rants later, it's time to start winding things down.

I will keep this up on the webz for the foreseeable future. There is a great deal of content on this web site after all. I'm not gonna lie ... a lot of it is crap ... but some is actually researched and still relevant.

I'm also quite proud that my How to get to Vimy Ridge post still draws hits almost on a daily basis, and in fact visits to that one post have increased over time. I think that's pretty cool, because Vimy is an amazing place and I'm glad that I can still encourage people to visit it.

So that's that. Upper Fort Garry is still nowhere near being funded and Bipole III is still a $4 billion burden to Manitobans that can potentially be reversed, but we're all done with those types of discussions here.

If you want more Peanut-esque policy-oriented posts, check out aroundthistown.ca

12 comments:

Purple Rod said...

What a downer. My favorite blog is about to come to an end...

One Man Committee said...

Hats off to you on a great run!

cherenkov said...

Thanks guys.

On to bigger and better things.

mrchristian said...

We need an Online Winnipeg Hall of Fame to induct some of these great blogs that have come and gone. Glad to see you're staying online, though.

Why retire Peanut in favour of something new ?

cherenkov said...

I don't know ... It's time for a fresh start I suppose.

Bob Axford said...

I would like to propose that the provincial government remove just a meager 10% of their bloated communications budget and set aside those funds to be split up among all the local bloggers based on their readership. This would be a game changer because it would support those who promote engagement and independent thought. The difficult work is somewhat rewarding unto itself but should be more recognized from the community as a whole. It might also keep the best, most established and well read ones doing what they do so well.
Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

But, but, there is still so much to rant about. They are abundant in this town. I will miss you ramblings.

Curtis Brown said...

Welcome to blogger retirement! I'm sorry to see you wind it down, as I always enjoyed reading your take on things and thought you brought a pretty fair and rigorous amount of analysis to local and provincial issues. Best of luck with whatever's next!

Anonymous said...

Girl, I'm gonna miss you...see you around!

cherenkov said...

I like your idea Bob.

Curtis: I'm only retiring this blog, but I'll still be around.

Thanks anons.

John Dobbin said...

Wow, pretty awful news/ :(

Really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for all your contributions.

reedsolomon.matr1x at gmail.com said...

Oh hello!

Also Goodbye!

Clearly I've been neglecting the blogosphere the past few months :P

 
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