There’s always something to howl about


Greg, I would have written an email but I wanted to publicly address all of Bloodhound and it’s followers. I appreciate the opportunity given to me to be a part of such a powerful and dynamic group, but I must move along and pay more attention to my work and my own blog. I haven’t got the stamina to keep up with the number of blogs I post on, so I don’t want to just hang on the side pictures and not contribute.

This has been a great experience and you have some great contributors coming on board. I thank you and will always be a loyal fan.







23 Comments so far

  1. Greg Swann June 28th, 2008 9:00 am

    Holy cow! I hate to see you go, Mike. You’re a fine writer with a sweet sensibility. I was hoping you would move the more broker-oriented stuff over here, but I understand the need to focus. Don’t be a stranger. We never kill an account, so you’re free to come back anytime you want.

  2. Hunter Jackson June 28th, 2008 9:34 am

    I always enjoyed reading your work. Your posts will be missed! Will be reading your personal blog!

  3. Mark McGlothlin June 28th, 2008 9:35 am

    Mike, sorry to hear the news. You have an insightful pen with a well timed sense of when to pontificate and when to be brief.

    We have some interests in Savannah and will try and stay up with your insights on your home blog. Best to you and your team.

  4. Sean Purcell June 28th, 2008 9:38 am


    I can not believe I am reading this. Your writing is a treat and an inspiration. More to the point: you are respected. I think I speak for more than myself when I say that you are a favorite here.

    You will be sorely missed…

  5. Teri Lussier June 28th, 2008 9:48 am

    Very sad, Mike. And just when we had puppies! 😉

    I wish you all the best.

  6. Erion Shehaj June 28th, 2008 9:59 am


    I will definitely follow your writing wherever you are taking it. It was part of my MCE, even though my association doesn’t think so 🙂

    I wish you nothing but the best

  7. Eric Blackwell June 28th, 2008 10:07 am


    Sad to see you go, but will happily read your stuff wherever you are. Would LOVE to get together with you to discuss teams/strategy sometime.

    Sean DID speak for me…you will be sorely missed.



  8. Brad Coy June 28th, 2008 11:56 am


    Thank you for everything that you have shared with us here. I must say I am terribly disappointed that I won’t be reading you on these pages anymore. I looked forward to every article you wrote. With that said, I have also learned a lot from you and hope that you will continue to share when you find time.

    Your generosity does not go unnoticed and although I did not comment on your posts often enough, your voice is of the most thoughtful that I read.

  9. Dave Phillips June 28th, 2008 12:25 pm

    I’m sorry to inform you that your resignation from BHB has been rejected, declined, and determined to be inappropriate. It seems your contributions are too well-liked and appreciated. Therefore, we are applying immenent domain principles and seizing your intellect for the greater good of society. We will expect your full cooperation in this matter, or we will be forced to unleash the hounds.

    Your truely,

    The Director of Internet Intellegence

  10. Ken Smith June 28th, 2008 1:26 pm

    “I’m sorry to inform you that your resignation from BHB has been rejected, declined, and determined to be inappropriate.”


    @ Mike – Best of luck to you.

  11. Mike Farmer June 28th, 2008 2:20 pm

    Thanks to everyone — it’s just a time matter, but I will be commenting and writing at Bonzai, my little oasis.


  12. Eric Blackwell June 28th, 2008 2:34 pm

    @dave Phillips–

    well done!


  13. Louis Cammarosano June 28th, 2008 2:54 pm

    Thanks for some excellent posts and insights these past few short months. Will continue to follow your musings on bonzai!

  14. Brian Brady June 28th, 2008 3:41 pm

    A big bummer although your just a click away

  15. Barry Cunningham June 28th, 2008 4:11 pm


  16. Cheryl Johnson June 28th, 2008 6:18 pm


    The vote at the Directorate was unanimous. Resignation is not an option. You will however be granted a leave of absence. 🙂

    Wishing you the best, hoping to see you again soon.

  17. jay June 28th, 2008 6:31 pm

    We will then need to keep up the chat from a previous post of yours regarding google, superteams, etc. I will be in touch, Mike.


  18. Mike Farmer June 28th, 2008 7:12 pm

    Again, thanks, and “leave of absence” sounds better. I will be seeing you all around the interwebnetthing.

  19. Brad Coy June 28th, 2008 8:02 pm

    >“leave of absence” sounds better

    Much better 🙂

    per Greg’s post on headlines yesterday, would you please amend the headline from that solemn farewell?

  20. Bawldguy Talking June 29th, 2008 2:31 pm

    As long as we know where to read you, it’s all good.

  21. Vance Shutes June 29th, 2008 5:21 pm


    All the best in the future. You’ll be missed.

  22. Susan Zanzonico June 29th, 2008 8:52 pm

    Wishing you the best Mike. I enjoyed reading your posts and thank you very much for them.

  23. Geno Petro July 1st, 2008 5:57 am


    Sorry to hear. I always read your posts with interest. Best to you.