Hey ho, everyone!
You would not believe how long I’ve been thinking about doing this change. For years, I’ve been blogging from timboerger dot net for a long, long time. I started with a WordPress site twelve years ago and was blogging under a different platform for many years. The last few years have remained dormant because of LIFE (expect a post or two addressing this), but I knew that in time, I would want to move to a dot com address simply because it is the default address people put in the browser. It’s the web address on my cards, so probably not a great idea to have it point at absolutely nothing. This week, I made the change and here we are.
What of the old posts? They’re going away. I might archive them somewhere, but most of them were musings on various and sundry thoughts I had many years ago. Most of them are largely unimportant and I really can’t see anyone caring about them besides me. I’ve changed a lot over the last few years and the old site was where I collected those musings pre-kids, pre-marriage, pre-lots of things.
Plus, I wanted to change the focus of the site. Before, it really was a forum for me to vent on pretty much everything. It’s fair to say the old site had no focus beyond what was interesting to me at the time. While I want to reserve the right to blog about anything, I do want to start having regular features that I hope you’ll find interesting. Such as…
- Writing progress reports and special tips. Being a writer is lonely and if you’re like me, seeing how other people write can be illuminating to your own process. Writing is messy. It’s not perfect and it’s always evolving, so why not share the ups and downs with others.
- Episode by episode breakdowns of my favorite shows. There are some shows I love to watch. Maybe too much, one might say. Right now, I’m really focused on some cartoons that I utterly love. The first of these is six seasons of The Venture Bros. I really want to share why I think it’s special and why I love it so.
- Going along with the breakdowns, I want to talk about these shows from a writing point of view. I want to highlight what they do right as well as point out missed opportunities or missteps.
Along the way, I want to highlight the travels I have to conventions, starting with Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. I’m pumped up for this trip and I hope I can share with you a lot of the joy I expect to experience.