…the party’s over. They say that all good things must end. I’ve been mentally inching towards the coat closet myself for the past week (read Bora’s post for the reference), but as you know, I’ve been off spending time with my mom. Now is as good a time as any to say goodbye to ScienceBlogs.
My first blog post was on July 13, 2005 on a relatively obscure blogging platform. Only the friend who nagged me into blogging noticed. A year later, the wonderful and talented Katherine Sharpe had invited me to join ScienceBlogs, and I gladly did. What a crazy crazy party. It has been a wonderful experience for all the reasons Bora so compellingly and thoroughly describes, even with all the problems, which he also describes.
I just don’t have the heart to do a grand summing up in the manner of Bora or Pal. I will note that this post on Adam Bly’s nascent blog leaves me feeling sad and tired. What does the Science-is-Culture media visionary in the year 2010 have to offer us: hairy old white dudes. And we should bubble over with enthusiasm. Thanks, I’ve had my fill, for this millennium and the last.
Leaving ScienceBlogs, watching it totter and drift and lose its way, doesn’t make me happy. Let’s call it a night the party’s over But I am excited about some prospects for change, and the possibility to renew and reinvent my blogging elsewhere. Moving to ScienceBlogs made me a better blogger (again, for many of the reasons Bora discusses), and it is my hope that the next move or moves will have a similar effect – change is difficult, but can be good. and tomorrow starts
the same old a brand new thing again
For the time being you can find me at this haphazard-looking wordpress site. That’s the place to watch for any announcements of future moves as well. I hope those of you who have found TSZ here to be interesting, thought-provoking, amusing, helpful, aggravating, or just good for a laugh sometimes will follow me on the next adventure. And let your friends know where I’ve gone, if you don’t mind.
To all of you who have read this blog over the years at ScienceBlogs and to all of you who have commented, thank you for making this endeavor worthwhile. Thanks to all my fellow bloggers who helped me figure out how to do this work, and do it better, and have fun while doing it.