As you may have noticed, my blog posts on Thanet Waves have become more and more infrequent over the last year. Primarily, this is because I've grown to dislike Blogger intensely and find it far too clunky to use. I much prefer Wordpress. However, the second reason for my lack of enthusiasm for blogging is a general sense of ennui about the local blogosphere.
It's been a long time coming, but I've lost the motivation to join the cut-and-thrust of local political debate, especially given the barrage of spam comments I get hit by whenever I do a post. Not only that, but I no longer have the time at my disposal to churn out 800+ words on topics which, if I'm honest, I no longer have much interest in discussing.
I have therefore decided to make some changes. First of all, I don't intend to quit blogging completely - I have recently set up a Wordpress blog www.iamlukeedwards.co.uk where I am hoping to concentrate my efforts more on creative writing rather than commenting on local issues. If you want to see more substantial written articles by me, I'd keep your eye on that new website in future.
As for Thanet Waves, I have taken the decision to transfer the 'www.thanetwaves.co.uk' URL to a blog on Tumblr. Very soon, Thanet Waves will be a 'tumblog' on which I will share lots of things I have found in my daily life or surfing the web - videos, links, quotes, photos and (occasionally) text about the local area. This activity on Tumblr will also be synced to the Thanet Waves Twitter account.
However, as with Twitter, the emphasis on this 'Tumblog' will be keeping things brief and succinct. Gone are the days when I had the time to write long rambling essays about local issues. In future, things shared on Thanet Waves will be kept short and sweet - more of an online scrapbook, really. I think it's finally time for things to change.
In short, watch this space. Thank you to everyone who got a small amount of pleasure from reading my blog posts on here. You certainly haven't seen the last of Thanet Waves yet, but things will probably be a little different next time you visit this site. Ciao for now.