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On Indefinite Hiatus

2010 November 11
by Eric Hwang

Photo by Sara Webb

I’m taking a much needed break from blogging and social media in general. For a year, I wrote and tweeted for others, about topics for which I had little passion. How could I really get excited about a corkscrew, a can of nitrogen or yet another medal for Pinot Grigio? During that time, I also produced nearly 60 videos, some with equally mundane topics, and several good ones that never got past those who didn’t understand what social media was about. Nonetheless, I smiled and continued to produce, week after week. The thanks I received for all this work were my walking papers and two weeks severance only if I signed away all my rights to speak freely. What a joke; no thanks.

Since then, I’ve posted photos online and checked in at a few places, but little else. It’s ironic how the very industry that sparked my passion for writing would also be the one that killed that passion as well.

Thanks to everyone who were true friends during my time in California. You know who you are. I will never forget your friendship and the real support you gave; not just lip service like some. Time to get my life back on track and concentrate on what—and who—is important. I don’t know when I will start writing on my blog again. It’s no longer a priority.

Ciao.

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  1. November 11, 2010

    Eric,
    It has been a pleasure to get to know you. I will miss your posts and hope our paths cross again soon. Best of luck to you. Cheers!

  2. Eric Hwang permalink*
    November 11, 2010

    Thanks, Kori. I appreciate your support over the years. Our paths may cross again at one of the nearby wineries.

  3. January 3, 2011

    Just this week, I began to think of the pending extinction of Epinions – where I found your review of the Mac Mini. Did you ever think of Epinions as a Social Media Center?

    Your CV is very interesting so I followed your leads and wonder just where you are these days?

    My location is up on the hill above the Yountville Veterans’ Home; we have Keever and Chanticleer wineries for neighbors.

    You may have more to say about the Mini: it appears to be the solution for a crazy idea of mine that involves Internet on TV. At this point you are a Universe Ahead of my amateurish efforts –

    The GoogleTV thing got my attention but so far, the Satellite provider has locked me out. My efforts in this direction are Garage Hobby in nature; by adding a aurplus Vista machine to the entertainment center, I have the Web in the living room.

    I would like to hear from you

    Regards,

    Maurice = asourdough4 on Epinions,com

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