When you find yourself thinking, ‘if I was still blogging, I’d write about this!’, it’s probably time to start blogging again.
I pulled up my first try at a wordpress blog and see that the last post was July 14, 2012. Yes, normally this is called falling off the face of the planet. I have been keeping busy though. Last year was my first year participating in and completing NaNoWriMo, and now I am a writer for 412teens.org (which is awesome and you should really check out.)
If you know me, you know I’m not a creature who handles change well. Which is ironic considering much of my job is interpreting new technology. I like things staying the same. Which is why I was with LiveJournal for so long. I am very hobbity in that I like to be able to settle in and know that I can leave and have adventures(!)….but come back to warm and safe familiarity. Which is coming to my next point: TheLonelyIsle.net
Oh, The Lonely Isle, you have been my home on the web for the last decade. I originally created you as a place to host and show off my POTC premiere pictures. You were originally made on Microsoft Frontpage 2000 and it took me *months* to get you successfully switched over from the freebie host site you were on over to thelonelyisle.net. You’ve been through three complete overhauls in the last decade and never gotten much publicity. You managed to stay at the top of Google for years. You safely hosted the pictures from my Germany adventures and the reviews for my novels. You have been the source of explaining time and time again that I was not ‘lonely’ when I created you, nor was I going through a tough time of life. You are taken from both Tolkien’s and C.S. Lewis’s work. And now is the time to say goodbye.
When my yearly renewal came around in April, I knew it was time to pull the plug. I have done nothing with The Lonely Isle in the last couple years. It looks dated. It sits there and sucks up money. Since April I’ve been saying ‘next month I’ll make the decision!’….and then another month went by. It is set to expire next month unless I renew it for ‘one more month’ like I have been doing all year. This time however, I will not be hitting the renew button.
This new blog will devoted to this new stage of life. Before I had focused my blogging more on photography, and while I hope to still tinker with photography, I am going to put my time and effort into writing. I will also be linking back here to my writings on other websites. My dear friend suggested that I start a fictional serial here as well, which…we’ll see.