Wow – 5 years ago I started this little blog. Such a very different life I live now – 2.75 children, wonderful dog, beloved wife (well, she was there at the start of things too). A very different, and very full life.
Looking at the use of the site I see that I’m very popular with Google and Bing – their spiders come by quite frequently causing me to erect robot-patrolled fences around certain areas to stop them from chewing up my bandwidth. But real live people just aren’t discovering my wit, wisdom, and general humour.
I’ve asked myself recently why I blog, why I tweet – it takes time and I’m not sure I want to continue spending time on it. I came up with a few good answers (honestly!). However all the reasons could be achieved with less time invested. I don’t think anyone actually reads these posts – so essentially I’m posting to myself. Which makes this post somewhat … weird.
I’m leaving off blogging and communicating via static pages in general. I’ve avoided FaceBook and MySpace, Geocities and all that ilk. I think the Internet has its purpose, but I do not think it is OK to have its main purpose to be self reflection and time sinking.
So I plan to re-examine the use of this domain. I look back at 5 years of posts and smile as it is a good chronicle of some parts of my life. This will be my 364th post here – there has to be some value in there somewhere, right? But I’m ending things with you today – we may revisit our relationship soon enough, but first I need to make things officially over.
So goodbye, farewell, enjoy your freedom. I plan to enjoy mine.