Thursday, 5 July 2012
Coming to the crossroads
You may have noticed that posts have been a bit sparse lately on Ephemeral Isle and non-exist on its sister blogs. That's for a number of reasons. I've been very busy with clients and deadlines, I had to deal with a medical scare that turned out to be a false alarm and my liver isn't packing up after all, but the biggest reason is that both my wife and I are undergoing some major career shifts that will completely change our routines for at least the next year. It's a sound plan and will put us on a much better footing, but it also means making some sacrifices and hard choices.
I've been running EI since 2004 and since then I've started three other blogs. They've been great fun and I love doing them, but they were never meant to be a hobby. They were intended to attract traffic to Tales of Future Past and my freelance writing business with the side benefit of generating some advertising revenue. In other words, it's a business. Unfortunately, it hasn't created either the revenue nor traffic nor demonstration of growth to justify as much effort as I've put into them. In other other words, I can't justify the investment. Therefore, I've had to do some serious thinking and I've concluded that blogs are going to have to take a backseat to my other endeavours until the financial situation improves drastically.
That doesn't mean that I'm quitting. It does mean, however, that I'm going to be cutting back considerably. The other blogs will be only occasional affairs with postings made when time and suitable material collide. As to EI, I'll still do the video features, so there'll always be something here, but the four posts a day routine will fall back to posting what I think is the most interesting or important as time permits on an irregular basis.
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Ta for now.