Fare thee well, Chess.com! Until we meet again.
To whom it may concern,
My life is busy (who's isn't?), but it's only going to get busier in the near future. I've stepped back over the last few months and listed out what I'm spending my life on. Juxtaposing that list with a list of what I say is important to me shows a lot of incongruities.
Chess.com has not made my newly developed short list of things that are important for me to spend my time on. This is not to say that the people on Chess.com are not important to me. Just the site and game itself.
As a result, I'm walking away from the site and chess itself for an indeterminate length of time. I could be back in a month (very unlikely), a few years or never again. I won't be closing my account. I just won't be logging in anymore.
I wish you all a fond farewell. I've met some very nice people here. Please don't be offended that I didn't tell this to you personally. There were too many people to notify so I elected to make a public blog post.
I'm going to attempt to do a farewell interview with Kayt "VeggieGirlie" tomorrow so stay tuned for that. However, our track record for getting our technology to properly behave is such that it won't surprise me if it fails. If you'd like to keep in contact, you may use the following email account: Enormous.Gastropod@gmail.com. I can't guarantee that my responses will be expedient.
Thanks to the Chess.com staff for creating and maintaining this wonderful site and Erik especially for being such a gentleman.
“Sweets to the sweet: farewell!”