It was Mark Twain who, after reports surfaced that he was on his deathbed in 1897, was famously misquoted as saying “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
(Twain’s actual response to the rumors: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”
Thus it is with the many reports (including ours) of the death of 415 Media, the Bay Area media blog presided over by Rich Lieberman.
After several sign-off posts spanning February 15 through February 21st, we were told that 415 was suspending its account indefinitely and it looks like the end.
The end lasted until March 4th.
For how long, only Mr. Lieberman can tell us.
He’s holding off on any further declarations, saying only:
Many of you wrote to me extensive emails and comments that you liked my material for the most part and even those of you that thought I was a pain in the ass, you were deprived of your daily fix. I’m sure you didn’t lose and sleep but I did. (Wink)
Frankly I don’t know what to do. I’m still wondering if this is all worth it; contrary to what you think, it takes a lot of time and energy to write a daily blog. Time that I don’t have a lot of now (due to another development in my life –which is good) nonetheless, writing 415 Media is a laborious task and not just as simple as you think. And I’m no longer nor at any time doing this as a hobby.
We kinda hope he sticks around.
Media needs all the cranky blogger-critics it can get.