Thursday, 27 December 2012

On the move

No, not us. Heaven forfend, what an unthinkable thought - if I start seriously talking about moving from here please have me tightly bound and locked up immediately. But this blog is on the march.

I've been here a long time - since April 2008 in fact. I was looking back at the early years a while ago and was amazed at how often I managed to post; these days I'm lucky if it's once a month. It's true that over the last year life and times have changed: we've finally settled into doing what we came here to do and our day to day story is - well, pretty ordinary, I'd guess, to most people. It's also true that I'm beginning to feel as though I'm spread rather too thinly around the interweb, with Blogger, two (soon to be three) huge sites for our business here, two professional sites, the Ariège Network, and various other networking sites to tweak, maintain and keep up to date with.

And so as you do in the dark days of winter, I've been ruminating. Truth is, I'll never be a proper paid up member of the general blogging community - the one where people post several times a week, read each others blogs, comment on every post and generally form a warm and supportive clique circle. Quite apart from the fact that I have no idea how they find the time to do it, it's just not me. Yes, there are blogs I like, read, and even comment on, but my blogger community member score would never I think exceed a just-about-scraped D.

And so, dear readers (reader?), this will be my last post here on Blogger. And dear Blogger, I shall wave a fond yet oh-so-relieved goodbye to your endless quirks and foibles that have tied so many late nights up in knots over the last four and a half years and sent me to the point of wanting throw you and your 'improvements' into a cyberspace wormhole.

However. It's not an ending, just a change of form. Because from now on I'll be blogging here, on our own website. It will feel a little bit different - less rant and more recipe, if you like. Probably. We'll see - it will no doubt find its own way in the months to come. I hope you'll come with me.

Oh, and a very happy, healthy, peaceful and of course Slow 2013 to you all!

8 comments:

daydream in colour said...

I've been following you for a few years Kalba and while I'll miss reading your very insightful and amusing anecdotes, I can fully understand your need to change things. Wish you well and I will pop over to your website and see what you're up to there.

xx Susan (from Queensland, Australia)

Kalba Meadows said...

Thank you, Susan! And it's good to meet you after all this time :)
Hope you enjoy the 'new place' too x

Sharon said...

For a horrible moment I thought you were saying goodbye permanently, my heart sank. I understand though, I just have the two blogs, no Facebook & no Twitter and I still don't post enough. So I'll move you to a new bookmark and carrying on virtual visiting.

A happy peaceful New Year to you all at Grillou.

Margaret Lawrenson said...

Well, I've done all this in the wrong order, and read this post after seeing your new blog. And I'm glad I did, because now I know that it'll be fine. Just as interesting, and I look forward to trying all those recipes.

Kalba Meadows said...

Nah, you don't get rid of me that easily! Thanks for your new year wishes, and it's great to see you over at the new place already :)

Kalba Meadows said...

Oh, now I'm getting confused (doesn't take much). My last comment was to Sharon, because I'd not seen yours at that point, Margaret. Aaargh. But it's good to know that you've been 'over there' already and not found it wanting :)

Sandee said...

As long as you don't leave us completely, I'm happy. My blog has been an issue with me lately as well; I'm pondering just what to do with it in 2013.
Happy New Year!

Kalba Meadows said...

No, I'm still here! (Well, there). Happy new year to you and yours too, Sandee.