Due to my decision that it’s time to say goodbye, leave the blogging world and move on to pursuing other passions, there will be three significant changes made to this blog that I want to make you all aware of.
UPDATE! October 2nd, 2014 I will not be making a domain name change at this time. If and when I have the time to publish new posts I will do so.
Note I closed closing comments on the blog in on September 30th, 2014. if and when I publish I will open comments only on the new post.
Questioning how much you actually enjoy what you are doing in any aspect of your life can be an eye opening experience. If we don’t analyze where we are at then we risk becoming automatons and missing out on so many opportunities to grow and evolve.
It won’t be easy to quit and I’m not kidding myself about that or the withdrawal symptoms I will experience. The every day and continual use of electronic communication and immersion in the internet environment day after day for hours in end sets our brains up for digital addiction. What one becomes addicted to is the dopamine flooding that is associated with internet use and that increased level of dopamine is our reward ie. a feeling of pleasure – a reward that we crave when we are offline. The relative anonymity we can enjoy online is also a seductive force that draws us back again and again. There’s no doubt it – creating, publishing, finding and sharing highly stimulating content online makes us high, but there are other natural highs that one can experience and I want to enjoy them too.
This decision was a heartbreaking one to make, and I was astonished and saddened by the flood of opportunistic email requests I received in response to it. I am not well and I’m grateful that the medics saved my life just a month ago. Money isn’t a motivator for me and never has been. I have sent every email request to purchase the domain and content to the trash unanswered. I have also sent every request to purchase links on this site to the trash unanswered. And, I have sent every email request to run advertising on this site to the trash unanswered too. If I continue to receive such requests I will begin sending them to the spam filter instead.
Though I don’t intend to continue to publish on this site, I despise content thieves. And, I will continue to pursue any breach of copyright via DMCA take down notices to web hosts, as well as, directly reporting any such breaches to all advertisers on any site that my content appears on.
Blogging is a wonderful hobby and I have loved almost every minute of the years I have spent blogging here, on my personal blog, and answering WordPress.com support questions.
However, the time for me to establish a better life-balance that places my health and happiness as my top priority has come.
I don’t want to be sad about this parting and I don’t you to be sad about it either.
I will always look back on the time I devoted to creating this content collection and building a blog centered community with you with fondness.
My very best wishes to all of those that helped make one cool site a success. May you be well and happy always.