June 1, 2005

Damned Shame.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:09 pm

I was bummed out to learn that my friend Craig at mtpolitics is closing up shop. Back when I was first stumbling around the Blogosphere, Craig and I bumped into each other, probably via Rita’s Site. We quickly became readers of one another’s blogs and, before long, we were regularly exchanging e-mails and the occasional phone call. He really is a great guy.

In fact, I have often referred to Craig as “The Nicest Guy in the Blogosphere,” and for good reason. Craig was the one who pestered me to get off BlogSpot and then did all the heavy lifting to move this site from BlogSpot over to Movable Type. He got everything just right and then handed me the keys to the place. Thereafter, he patiently and calmly answered scores of my dumbass questions, most often posed while in a confused and agitated state. He still is my “go to” guy on those many occasions when my techno-stupidity gets the better of me, and he always seems to have a few minutes to deal with the Nut from Joisey.

Craig’s reasons for hanging it up are his own, and I respect them.

But, like I said – It’s a damned shame.


  1. He is the nicest guy in the blogosphere, and I feel lucky to count him as a friend.

    Comment by zombyboy — June 1, 2005 @ 8:28 pm

  2. Losing One of the Good Ones

    My friend and peer, Craig, is calling it a day. I can't tell you how disappointing that is to me, not because I'm disappointed in him, but because it's a shame I won't have the opportunity to take a peek into his life on a somewh…

    Trackback by ResurrectionSong — June 1, 2005 @ 8:36 pm

  3. We all go through cycles in life, maybe he’s finished this part and is ready to move on… or maybe he just needs a really hard break and will be back. Anyway, I’m always sad to see a blogger hang it up. We’re all a little poorer for not having his voice out there. A blog is what you make it – and if he’s not having fun, it is time to stop – at least for a while.

    Comment by Teresa — June 2, 2005 @ 12:20 am

  4. So, does this now make ME the nicest in the Montana ‘sphere…? You see, perhaps this is all some sort of devious plot to eliminate all of the Montana bloggers, one by one, until only I remain…(evil chuckle)…

    I kid, I kid…like you, I’m kinda bummed out about it, too. He really is the “blogfather” for a lot of MT bloggers.

    Comment by david — June 2, 2005 @ 1:22 am

  5. He is definitely “The Nicest Guy in the Blogosphere”, and I’m going to miss reading him.

    Comment by rita — June 2, 2005 @ 8:05 am

  6. I echo every comment previously made. I’m hoping that, should Craig have an itch to bitch, he will take Z up on his offer to co-blog.

    I’ll miss his commentary far too much! And I have to agree, Craig _is_ TNGITB.

    Comment by Margi — June 2, 2005 @ 11:18 am

  7. A Loss For The Blogosphere

    It was with dismay that I learned that Craig of mtpolitics has called it quits. Jim at Parkway Rest Stop calls it a Damned Shame and I agree. I further agree that he may very well be the nicest person…

    Trackback by The Laughing Wolf — June 3, 2005 @ 6:51 am

  8. Craig is also a great guy in real life – we’ll miss him & the Montana Politics site. We hope that he’ll keep on visiting us.

    Comment by moos — June 4, 2005 @ 1:35 am

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