We’ve made the move from countryside to somewhat less country-ish, and life is starting over all fresh and new. It’s nice. I want to go live it, whatever it is.
It isn’t what it has been for the length of our journey together here, my friends. In the main, social media has made personal blogging much less of an enclave, much less private. I’m no longer really comfortable writing a personal blog for all the world.
Along with that, there are just some things about WordPress.com’s newer social features and its online identity system that aren’t optimal. For me, they’re demotivating for writing.
Commenting here gets messed up on a regular basis for non-registered users, and comments are my bloggy lifeblood.
Changes in the subscription system mean I have no idea if eleven people are reading this, or a couple thousand. Stats were the other main thing I relied upon to figure out my blogging direction.
I do know that last I checked, 1/3 to 1/2 the follower count is spam and suspended accounts. Can’t find the real folk no more, and that number is no longer any kind of indicator how many might actually be interested in reading stuff if I write it.
In the years since establishing my editorial business, the blog on that site has mostly sat neglected. So, for the meantime, if anything I’ll be compiling more writing and storytelling info over at Scienda Editorial.
My only for-certain item here at this blog will be to (eventually) release the book that came of the essays posted here.
If you’d like to keep in touch, I’ll be MailChimping a semi-regular newsish thingy. Like, who knows, maybe three or four times a year. You can sign up for that email here.
Good night, Scienda. The world turns onward.