Monday, October 26, 2015

Mellow Jihadi Update

Those of you who follow The Mellow Jihadi blog have undoubtedly noticed that it is no more. Here's the latest.

The good news: everyone involved is alive and well - no personal problems, illnesses, brig time, etc.

The bad news: everyone involved has new commitments that preclude active blog authorship.

Backstory: the original founder of the blog is an active US Navy officer. A little over a year ago he was deployed at sea, which made it difficult for him to regularly contribute.


His stand-in, a retired UK Royal Marines Commando, performed admirably in his stead.


Current Events: the original founder has completed his sea tour. However, his new assignment is one requiring a substantial commitment of time. Furthermore, it comes with a degree of sensitivity and confidentiality that makes it impractical for him to resume his blogging activities.

His replacement has likewise undertaken an additional workload that reduces his free time and makes continued blogging unfeasible.

Bottom Line: The Mellow Jihadi has passed on to that great blogroll in the sky. There is a slight possibility that a future version of it may come to pass sometime around Spring 2016, but that is uncertain.

If I hear anything else I'll pass it along.

12 comments:

Old NFO said...

Yeah, a sad loss... Both good folks, and life does tend to interrupt blogging...

Bag Blog said...

I was wondering what happened. Thanks for the update.

Rooster said...

You will be missed. Fair winds and following seas.

CenTexTim said...

NFO - yes they are and that it does.

BB - It frustrates me when blogs disappear with no explanation. I always worry that something bad happened.

Rooster - ditto.

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to archive the past? There were some GREAT entries that would be nice to page through again. I miss the site!!!

CenTexTim said...

Anon - I miss it too. Since the domain name is closed and gone there is no way that I know of to access or archive old posts, unless someone somewhere else has saved them.

Yvonne said...

There's one way to read some posts but not all via the Web Archive (https://archive.org/web/). Just type in the URL and then you can see on which date the page was saved.. Hope that helps a bit. Greetings from Europe :-)

CenTexTim said...

Yvonne - that's good to know. Thanks!

And welcome to the colonies... :-)

Kristen McFarland said...

I hear from the Ex Bootneck occasionally and he's said he might continue a blog next year but not this particular one. So we'll certainly look forward to such an event. I liked what he did with this one and anticipate something equally interesting and informative. ..k

CenTexTim said...

Thanks for the update, Kristen. Lots of us hope he returns.

Lauren said...

Navy One I'll always love you!

-Lauren

Lauren said...

I followed the Mellow Jihadi and I'm glad I was able to say good bye to Ex-Bootneck.
Thank you for the update!

-Lauren