This morning I was in a meeting with a well known businessman. It was a senior level meeting and most of our discussion was pretty much off the record without having to really say it. But at one point in the middle of the meeting the client mentioned that what he was about to say was off the record. "Of course," we replied. But he looked at me and smiled then said "don't put this on your blog."
That's when I had to admit to myself that this blog is over. This is something I've been thinking about lately, especially after last week's Muscat TweetMeet where I was asked a lot about what happened to my blog. I have reached a point in my career and my personal life where I have to stop myself from writing on many topics for this exact reason. Can't write about companies because as a banker every company is either a present, past or potential future client. Can't write about politics, because let's face it we aren't exactly in a free speech heaven. Can't write about... (you get the picture)
I will probably continue writing the occasional post, but I will never be able to post the kind of stuff I used to write back when the blog was at its most active. It's not the end, it's just an official admission to myself that my reality has changed, that's all.