September 9, 2010

Taking a Break


Here's the typical cycle of our blog since the Sharks knocked the Wings out of the playoffs:


1) We post something. In general, the post has zero relevance to anything current, and sometimes isn't even about hockey. I'm not saying that's bad. In fact, that's sort of our thing, I guess.

2) Then we don't post anything for a few weeks. During that time, we get a few emails and comments nudging us awake. I stress "few"; ain't like we mainstream. Still reppin' those working class dial-up Internet-ers. Always hood. (I like to think of Blogspot as the East Detroit of blog domains. Enjoy your new roach-free digs, Production Line.)

3) Once I feel guilty enough (because, after all, I really enjoy writing .... when I don't write for a while, I feel like I've done myself some strange disservice ..... whatever, I'm weird) I post something else.


The last part has weighed on my mind a little bit and has made me slow down lately. I don't have the same desire to do this as when I started, and I don't want to be half-assing it. So I'm going to take an indefinite break until I get it back. This is by no means a retirement, and isn't a goodbye. But rather than continue to ignore the blog for weeks at a time, I wanted to give this heads up before any "post something or I'll kill you" comments start showing up again.

There's no timetable for a return. I appreciate the pretend friendships that I've formed through this site and it is for that reason that I'm not going Brett Favre on you. This isn't a permanent farewell only to change my mind a month later. This is just a "see you later".

So, see you later, everyone.

25 comments:

chollis said...

I suppose those digs are pointed in my direction...and that's OK. I deserve them...Ass.

Hurry back dude. I'm going to miss ya.

Graham said...

Hopefully for all our sakes the start of the season will get that desire back for you. I just discovered this in March, but your blog was one I came back to over and over again. Even though I've only known about this for the last 6 months, I think I might have read just about every post you've done.

J.J. from Kansas said...

I'll be waiting here quietly in the bushes until you get back. I have electronic Yahtzee to keep me busy, so don't worry about me.

cmk said...

Now THIS wasn't what I needed to hear! I have been sooooo happy with the season just about to start and now I will have to face it without your blog to read. Life just isn't fair.

Seriously, though, I understand. I think I should actually give my blogs up permanently after posting about the weather for six weeks in a row. :D Take time and get rejuvenated--we'll be here waiting. I will miss you more than I can say.

Sullyosis said...

In all seriousness though man, post something new or I'll fucking kill you.

Anonymous said...

This is worse than the time my Grandmother said she just wanted to be friends, she also said that she just wanted to cool down for awhile and who knows where thing might lead in the future ... well a week later she died.... I guess what I'm trying to say is, TTD is like grandma fucking, it's funny, it makes people who don't understand turn their back in disgust, and you try to keep your involvement a secret... but when it's gone, well it's a void that can never be filled... So post something new or I'll fucking ki.... ah who am I kidding I guess I don't have the strength anymore either... just watch your back mother fucker.

Cliff's Notes said...

Oh Tyler, you're far too modest. You just don't want to upstage your imaginary friends.

One guy puts his blog on hiatus for an internship with a minor league hockey team. Another guy turns over the keys to his blog and honors his commitment to serve our country and defend our freedoms by getting on a boat for a few months. Another guy abandons his blog to upgrade to KK (and gets donations to go to the Wings Prospects Tournament).

So... c'mon. Spill it. What really happened? Did you get a job with The Hockey News? Are you the new official blogger for detroitredwings.com? Are you working on a cure for cancer? Are you defending the planet from Alien Vampires? There's got to be something better than "I'm Lazy".

Natalie said...

Are you back yet?

Triple Deke Staff said...

Hollis, I'd like to take ownership of that quip, but in all honesty it was solely directed at Brett Favre (friend of the blog). You belong with TPL. And you didn't waffle. So it wasn't a direct dig.

Cliff, I don't have any cool excuses. Unless you count herpes.

- Tyler

Anonymous said...

If you had a new home that wasn't in the East side, would that help? I build websites and happen to enjoy your writing, when it's not about dinosaurs anyways...

Triple Deke Staff said...

2nd Anonymous person,

Thanks for the offer, but it has nothing to do with our current site. Just burnt myself out and need to not write for a while.

- Tyler

Marck said...

I'm not at all trying to sound like a prick here, but how does one burn himself out writing when you don't post every day?

Hurry back sir.

Osrt said...

Hey dude, do what you have to do, but do continue commenting and such.

Also, as a fellow writer, I'd suggest writing something, anything, regularly. No need to be public, but just keep writing.

Hope we can catch a game together this season. Talk soon bro.

Anonymous said...

Completely understand the burn-out syndrome, I hope it passes soon. Partially because that feeling sucks and partially because the world will be an awful, terrible, no good, very bad place with TTD updates.

hockeychic said...

Hmm, I'm just beginning to gear up for hockey season and I check in here to see what's up and you've gone on break. I totally understand and I'll be waiting for your return. Take your time and re-charge.

mrfluffy said...

But...but...I can't quit you.

Or was that 'butt...butt'?

Oh shit...

Keep punning myself.

Crap.

Did it again. What were you talking about?

Anonymous said...

I really hope you do come back. Usually when I see blogs taper off and go on hiatuses they eventually just stop. Sort of like taking a year off a college, people usually don't go back.

Best of luck in whatever you're doing.

Triple Deke Staff said...

Latest anonymous person,

If it means anything to you, I actually took a year off from college before coming back and graduating.

MuD said...

Wow. Your sense of humor was in total lockstep with my thoughts on the Wings- and I mean to a T.

Your thoughts (or mine) will be greatly missed. Thank you for what you've done on this blog, and I can only hope 44 does something so monumentally idiotic, that you take up arms again and preach the good word once more.

jacob said...

Long time reader and first time commenter.

I read this a week ago and I'm still bummed about it. I'm being entirely serious when I say that this blog has gotten me through some dark times. I was going through rough times far from home at college and even on the 4th and 5th read of certain entries it remains funny to me. As I'm sure others can attest, you can always count on the Triple Deke to cheer you up, and I mean that whole heartedly. On any day I know I can pop open this site and It makes me feel better.

I'm not trying to make you feel bad or guilt you into coming back soon (yes I am). I just wanted you to know the affect that this blog has had on me and I guess because of that I should say thanks. Can't wait til you resume posting.

Anonymous said...

Like all fans of the Red Wings, I got my start from NHL '93. Stevie Y., Dino C., P. Coffey were my triple dekers. I scored 100 goals in a game and became a legend. I deked the goalie from the blue line---the BLUE LINE. One timers, what's that? NHL '94, that's what. What I'm trying to say is that this blog is bigger than you, it's bigger than commenters here, it's almost as big as me. It's not even close to as big as my Sega achievements of the nineties.

Now I find myself almost twenty years a fan, never been to Detroit, never been to a Red Wing game, and yet I feel fortunate that as a punk kid I decided to play them in a 5 pixel resolution game for almost as many hours as I masturbated. So, you see, you can't stop. Because if you do, I'll have nothing left to masturbate to.

Anonymous said...

the comment section of a dead blog is a strange place...

Anonymous said...

COME BACK!!!

Anonymous said...

Forgive me TTD comment section for I have sinned it has been 5 years since my last confession... I don't know where to start but I guess I just need someone to talk to... I... I... I killed someone... There I said it... It was a homeless person, I picked him up hitchhiking, I slit his throat while he slept in the passenger seat than raped his lifeless corpse before burning his body in the woods... I get the feeling that this wouldn't have happened if I had some sort of outlet to laugh my pent up anger away, an outlet like say a wing-centric hockey blog that was so funny it made voices that scream to hurt others inaudible...there, Ahh it feels good to get that off my chest... Now I guess I'll go try to find a laugh over at TPL... Who am I kidding, their brand of She-tuzzi bashing humor only makes me want to kill even more... (see what I did there?)

Anonymous said...

If we are in the process of making confessions I must also free myself of guilt. I once, while suffering laughter withdrawals as well, thought about committing the ultimate sin, becoming an Avs fan. It was a brief moment but it made me scared. TTD staff, please don't make me scared anymore.