This current blog was started as much to learn about Social Networking as anything else. It was my fifth “blog”. Not counting my days as a SysOp for a popular BBS back in the mid-80’s.
Since then I was on Radio Userland (any way to extract any of those old archives?), Blogger, My Spaces, Joomla, and others.
But this current blog is running out of legs. I want to keep blogging, but in a different format, and with a different scope.
I plan on discontinuing this blog on my 46th birthday – 07/07/07.
I also want to take some time off before I launch whatever is next.
I’ll start whatever is next on the one year anniversary of the start of this blog – AUG 12 2007. My son’s birthday. My final post here will be on that date – inviting you all to whatever is next.
I have a few loose ends to clean up first though – I need to complete my series on the Spring of 1982. That will be at least four posts, maybe five.
I need to decide where I go next.
Currently I am thinking of replacing this blog with two others – one focusing on technical issues related to Social Networking and startups – the other being my place to post random thoughts.
I’ll leave this blog in tact – unlike my other efforts at blogging, I’ll leave this one around. At least for a while. A year, anyway. Google has it well cached, in any case.
Before my last post here, I will leave my URLs for the blog/blogs that come next. I hope you join me there.
Until then, I’ll keep posting here – not much will change.
After then, some things will change. 🙂
I’ve learned a lot through this blog – and met some wonderful people. I hope to see you all in the next chapter – whatever form(s) it takes!
I know – it’s crazy to leave a blog that has a following and a history. So what? I’ll build a new following. Or not. For me blogging is about the effort, and the exercise, It’s about what I learn from it.
So I look forward (or not) to at least one new blog coming online – but probably two. Under different URLs.
We’ll see. I don’t have solid plans other than I like blogging, and will continue it in some fashion. And this blog will not be my next platform (although I will probably link to my archives here).
Until then, thanks for reading – I really, really appreciate it.