Monday, June 25, 2012
Hanging up my BOOTs
My first posts were published in June 2006. Six years later I have more than a 1,000 stories that have been viewed 400,000+ times. I have met hundreds of people, formed scores of business contacts and dozens of close friends directly as a result of this site. I made Bloggers "blogs of note list". I have travelled to conferences across the Americas and Asia Pac talking about ideas and company gossip. And I have bored my wife with endless stories of how to travel, what to pack, what to wear and how horrible business travel can be. The writing of the BOOT was the single best thing I ever undertook for professional development.
But it is time to pause. I won't say shut down as you never know what will come next. However for now, the BOOTs need to be hung up and the posts to stop. You can still follow me on Twitter (@hughestim). Also feel free to stay in touch by email at timsboot [at] gmail.com.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read my rantings. In particular I want to thank those that have contributed through tips and comments. Finally I want to thank Madame BOOT and the anklets. One day (just maybe), I will remerge in social media under the guise of the (old) COOT (consumer of online travel). Until that time - happy travels.
Thanks to daryl_mitchell for the image via flickr