Out With the Old
I’ve been blogging and podcasting for over half a decade and as a result I’ve left a trail of material scattered across the internet. Maintaining multiple sites and hosting old content costs both money and time. Although the world is treating me relatively well at present, I am not a man of limitless resources. Therefore I have decided that it is time to close some of these sites and archives.
The first to go will be the back catalogue of Contains Moderate Peril podcasts. These are currently available via Libsyn, the old CMP website and iTunes. All one hundred and seventy three episodes will cease to be available after 31st October. If you wish to keep any for posterity, my advice is to download them now while you still can. This will also affect the Council of the Unwise podcast but there are only a few instalments of that show. Please note that the Burton & Scrooge podcast is still alive and kicking but is not subject to a regular schedule. Brian and I produce it strictly on an “as and when” basis.
I will be closing the old Contains Moderate Peril website at the end of this month. Rather than leave a trail of broken links I shall set up a global redirect so that wayward traffic finds its way to the current CMP blog. It’s a shame to lose an established presence on the internet but I feel that the current situations with two websites co-existing simultaneously, to be both confusing and detrimental to traffic. All previously posted content has been successfully exported and saved.
Despite what I and a lot of others people where told a few years back, you can function as a human being quite efficiently without Facebook and Google + accounts. Both are closed communities that require individual input, which creates more work. In the past I have simply reposted content to these platforms, which on mature reflection is counterproductive. If anything it takes traffic away from CMP, so I have terminated both of these services forthwith.
I would also like to reiterate that I shall no longer be directly involved in the running of the Newbie Blogger Initiative. I shall be closing the existing site and the forums at the end of this year and will not being renewing the domain name next May. If someone wishes to utilise the current .com address then they may wish to get in touch prior to the domain name lapsing.
It would seem that a lot of veteran content creators are currently facing similar issues to mine or at the very least trying to balance their creative desires with the realities of the real world. Unless your life remains static, there is no way you can avoid the shifting demands of modern life. I would not be surprised if we see several high profile community members scale back their online endeavours or even cease them entirely in the not too distant future.