To have a blog is to have some portion of your brain assigned to monitoring your audience. I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to hole up and think not of humans, but of work. I want quieter days with less stimulation from this increasingly buzzy world of external opinions and missions. I want big chunks where I don’t even think of myself. When work becomes truly ecstatic, everything else vaporizes… there are no thoughts of ‘how will it be received’ or ‘how would I turn this into something profitable’ or ‘could a company one day grow around this’ … I just want to quietly make shit for a while.
— Jake Lodwick, announcing the end of his blog.
Jake gets a lot of flack whenever he puts much of himself out there, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. I’ve always learned a lot and been left with a lot to think about whenever I’ve spent any time with him. Specifically, his introspection is usually something from which I could benefit by applying it to myself.