So – my old blog is gone. Well, it isn’t completely gone. I downloaded it into a pdf (about 300 pages); but I removed it from the internet (although I’m sure a cached copy will be out there for quite some time.
So why did I do this? Well….for a couple of reasons:
- My site was injected with malware. In spite of paying last year to get malware cleaned from my site and changing webhosts, I still had some issues with malware coming up on scans. Also I noticed that older posts were injected with some spammy text. Not cool at all. So instead of combing through 11 years worth of blog posts….I just did away with them.
- My old blog was therapy. I realized that in spite of trying to reign myself in from doing so….I had a lot of posts on my old blog about my personal life. Stuff that didn’t age very well at all (like how enamored I was with my ex). Truth is….no one cares about that stuff. And those who do are….hmmm….a bit ‘questionable’ with their intentions.
- My focus has changed. When my old blog was started I was still in graduate school and I was childless. Today my attention is pulled in different ways — mainly to motherhood and my business. So while I still have a web presence, I have no desire currently to grow this into a monetized blog.
The plan is to re-create some of the more popular posts from the old blog. Thank you for sticking with me and visiting my little spot on the interwebs. It is much appreciated and please bear with me will I sort through the construction dust of getting this site redone.