Lately dh and I have been looking around our house and feeling buried by our possessions. We are NOT knick-knack people. In fact, most people would probably walk into our house and consider it sparse. (We don’t.) We have lived just long enough to have acquired a lot of, let’s face it, CRAP! Slowly but surely we’re figuring out how to pair down so we can live more ‘comfortably’. We aren’t doing this to have a smaller ‘eco’ footprint or to ‘save’ money. We’re doing this for our own piece of mind.
Pairing down doesn’t just include getting rid of ‘things’. It also means cleaning up document folders, trimming desktop clutter, re-examing what works and what doesn’t. I began this blog in December of 2002. The ebook ‘revolution’ was just getting started. There were a handful of maverick e-publishers who led the way. Of course, it took years for the rest of publishing to pay attention to them. (It’s easy to dismiss something you don’t understand.) This blog served me well, especially in the beginning since very few authors were blogging at the time.
Like the changes in publishing, blogs have evolved, too. They are still useful, if you want to keep one to journal on or if you’ve built a platform. If however your blog becomes like mine, where it doesn’t have a particular identity and a lot of the articles (lately) have been rehashes of older entries, then it’s time to reevaluate its function and worth.
I have given my blog’s function a lot of thought and have come to the conclusion that at present it is not useful. My entire website needs to be re-examined and re-designed. Before that can happen, I need to re-invent myself. I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to do that, but I know limping along on the same dead end road won’t get me to where I want to be.
I’ll continue to make announcements about releases, sales, agent news, new websites, etc. as they come up.
Until then, the blog will officially be on HIATUS.
Thank you for visiting for the past nine years. I look forward to ‘seeing’ you in some capacity in the future. 🙂
This is Jordan signing off.