Seasons Change

Contrary to what some people think, the bloggernacle isn’t a long-running magazine like Sunstone or Dialogue, with a steady cast of characters and articles. It’s more like a student ward; blink and you’ll miss it. Enjoy the interactions now, because tomorrow half of the participants will be gone, and today’s particular mix of participants will never again be recreated. The moving finger writes awfully fast on the internet.

Student wards are comprised of a lot of easy-come-easy-go itinerants and a few stalwarts. Every now and then, a stalwart moves from the ward, and that’s always a big deal.

Word on the street is that a bloggernacle giant may be leaving. I hope otherwise. But on the assumption that the rumors are true, let me give my own reaction:

Steve Evans, the blogger and writer and zeitcaster, has done more, save Nate Oman only, for the edification and entertainment of men in this bloggernacle, than any other man that ever lived or blogged in it. In the short space of twenty months, he has brought forth BCC, which he transcribed by the gift and power of his own twisted imagination, and has been the means of publishing it on two platforms; has sent the fulness of the blogosphere, (some of) which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the posts and comments which compose the book of Kulturblog, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the bloggernackers, founded a great online community, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He blogged great, and he departs great in the eyes of the bloggernacle community.

. . .

Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone.

I guess I just miss my friend.

I’m taking a short bloggernacle vacation myself. Nothing drastic. I’ll be back soon enough, making the same inane posts as usual. But it’s time for a breather. Lately, it seems that my blog participation has done nothing except waste my time and upset my friends. I need a break. And maybe I’ll even get some work done on a few long-delayed real-life projects.

I’ll see you all in a few weeks.

20 comments for “Seasons Change

  1. November 3, 2005 at 8:14 am

    I’m glad someone is giving credit to Steve Evans for all the different things he has done to stretch the ‘Nacle. He’s taken some bruising hits and something needed to be said about his many contributions. Thanks Kaimi.

  2. November 3, 2005 at 8:17 am

    btw, this comments system is doing something unusual. it’s linked my name automatically to my old and now defunct blog. i’m not sure how to change that.

  3. November 3, 2005 at 9:18 am

    But it’s time for a breather. Lately, it seems that my blog participation has done nothing except waste my time and upset my friends. I need a break. And maybe I’ll even get some work done on a few long-delayed real-life projects.

    That is the lesson that most learned from BBS participation and USENET and the like.

    I’ve been wondering how long it would be until it came about here.

  4. LisaB
    November 3, 2005 at 10:11 am

    I’ll miss you while you’re gone Kaimi. My week off was good on multiple levels, too.

  5. November 3, 2005 at 10:39 am

    podcasting != blogging.

  6. Kayla
    November 3, 2005 at 10:57 am

    Continuing the analogy…

    Steve has been martyred. Maybe we should annoint him a Saint so that we can at least still pray to him.

  7. Jack
    November 3, 2005 at 12:10 pm

    I might be among the “third” of the blog-host that Steve is likely to take with him.

  8. LisaB
    November 3, 2005 at 12:39 pm

    Don’t go, Jack, don’t go!

  9. D. Fletcher
    November 3, 2005 at 12:42 pm

    Blogs are so… over, and overrated! Particularly the all-Mormon-all-the-time ones.

    Here’s a blanket invitation to come join my board, Sondheim & Us, the Demon Posters of EZBoard, for rollicking and smart threads about movies, theater, home theater, musical theater, and everything else. Only one Mormon there (if you can call me that).

  10. Wendy
    November 3, 2005 at 1:16 pm

    Kaimi, I’ll miss your online presence–you amuse me!

    –Wendy (lurker)

  11. November 3, 2005 at 2:25 pm

    Also, Kulturblog is not a bloggernacle blog.

  12. Owen M.
    November 3, 2005 at 2:43 pm


  13. Keryn
    November 3, 2005 at 4:19 pm

    Ditto, Kaimi. I’ll miss your posts and comments.

  14. Chad Too
    November 3, 2005 at 5:21 pm

    Don’t leave! Who will set the site clock back from Daylight Saving time if you go?!?!?
    Your voice is valuable, my friend. Take a break and come back sson.

  15. November 3, 2005 at 7:41 pm


    Enjoy some time off. Return soon, however, to help keep Adam Greenwood in line.

  16. Aaron Brown
    November 3, 2005 at 8:24 pm

    … And on a brighter note, I’m told that that Prudence lady plans to stick around the Bloggernacle indefinitely … or at least until every last heathen has repented. No way she’s every leaving. So notwithstanding Kaimi’s missives about the inevitability of change, readers can rest assured that at least some characters will always be here to provide an invaluable feeling of continuity. (Ms. McPrude actually analogized herself to John the Beloved or the 3 Nephites, in that she will never, ever be taken from our midst, but I thought the comparison was a bit of a stretch myself).

    Aaron B

  17. manaen
    November 3, 2005 at 8:26 pm

    I hope for your early return. You add welcome breadth here.
    Also, thx for the Morgan Freeman quote from “Shawshank Redemption” — those words helped me through my divorce. I still carry them in my planner.

  18. Julie M. Smith
    November 4, 2005 at 12:30 am

    Come back soon! Don’t forget to write!

    (I, too, have felt that blogging is taking too much of my life, but lacking your restraint, Kaimi, I’m just cutting back the time spent. I’m too weak to go cold turkey.)

  19. Sue
    November 4, 2005 at 2:28 am

    Don’t stay away long!

  20. Adam Greenwood
    November 4, 2005 at 10:05 am

    Steve Evans as Joseph Smith and Nate Oman as Christ? Oh, dear.

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