Once upon a time, I thought I might try to increase my followers here on the blog and try to use my writing to earn a little extra money for our family. The first thing to do, all the best bloggers said, was to move over to a self-hosted site. So, I did that. However, I soon discovered that I just didn’t have the kind of time and energy that is needed to monetize a blog. I also wanted to stay true to myself and write on my own terms.
I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want to go with my blog and the truth is, I’m not really sure that I want to go anywhere. I mainly just want to write about my life and my experiences so that I can stay in touch with family and friends and so that I can leave our history for Evelyn someday. When it was time to renew my hosting services this year, I started to worry about what would happen to my blog if something should happen to me. If nobody had access to it and if nobody paid the fee to renew it every year, my blog would just shut down and the people who I most want to share it with would not be able to see it anymore. So, after some thought, I have decided that it’s time to return to my free wordpress site. All that means for you is that you can find my writing at a different address now. Previously, I was blogging at ascenicdetour.com. Moving forward, you can find me here at ascenicdetour.wordpress.com. I have moved over all my old posts, so they are still available here and I have been working on a new design and layout. The plan is just to keep it simple and write about whatever strikes me at the moment. I’m still working on some details, but if you have been following along, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to keep in touch with what’s new.
I hope to see you as I move forward into this new chapter.