For those who remember when we did a story several months ago about the two San Leandro bloggers — and introduced our readers to Frank Lynn, one of the newer bloggers in town — you might be surprised to find out some disconcerting news we learned this week about one of the bloggers.
Frank Lynn, who launched his blog just three months ago, has decided to shut down his forum for good, according to a post on his blog today.
He has been alluding to the idea in his blog in recent weeks, but according to the post today, he has been fed up with city leadership in San Leandro (and just the general direction of the city) and said that his frustration has led he and his wife to leave the city and move out to Pleasanton.
These are his departing words:
Thank you so much for participating in this thriving online forum these past few months. Truly great blogs are interactive and I’ve received lots of great comments on here.
I started this blog because I’ve been frustrated with San Leandro’s “leadership”; and the San Leandro Times’ liberal bias. I wanted to see if there were other “closet conservatives” who felt the same way I do. And also, I have a blogging addiction. I used to blog heavily about non-San Leandro-related stuff on another forum. I thought that delineating my writings to only San Leandro issues would be a step in overcoming my addiction and would take less time out of my life. Turns out, it wasn’t, and it didn’t. Due to the neverending stream of city wrongheadedness to write about and interaction with others who comment, this blog ended up taking even more of my time than anticipated.
Frank’s blog — which at times could be brash, other times enlightening — seemed to create quite a buzz over the past several months. It had its own little group of “closet conservatives” who followed it, and like it or not, it offered a persepective on San Leandro politics not seen in quite a long time (or, at least, on the Web).
I guess that now leaves only one blogger, Mike Katz, sounding off on San Leandro politics on the Web.
But who knows what will happen next?
Can anybody say LouFilipovichSpeaks.com? Probably not, but the thought just sounds interesting.