I started off this year with a small, simple personal blog on Blogger. I found myself writing more and using the blog as a replacement for my lack of social media. It was a place for my friends to keep up with what was going on, as well as a sounding board for all the weird stuff I wanted to share. After a few months, I grew frustrated with some technical mishaps occurring at Blogger and fueled by my desire to escape the Google eco-system as much as possible, I took my blog over to Write.as, where I rebranded it Brandon’s Journal and found a whole new audience of privacy conscious people who miss the internet of old pre-algorithms and sponsored posts. As much as I enjoy the community at Write.as, I found myself spending way too much time on Read.Write.as and well… I was taking in just as much negativity by reading some the personal blogs. So, I stopped. I pulled my blog off Read.Write.as as well. And for the last month or two, I’ve been back writing in my bubble which has been relaxing.
I recently moved over my horror website, Brandon’s Horror Review to a self-hosted WordPress. Google recently forced a new update with Blogger that I just cannot stand and it was time to allow that site to grow and breath. After a few days, I was thrilled at my progress and loved being back on WordPress. I decided then, that I would move Brandon’s Journal over to WordPress as well.
I hate to separate myself from the community over at Write.as, but I missed my sidebar. I think Write.as is a wonderful platform, but some of its limitations were just hindering how I wanted my site to grow. So, I’ve been porting everything over (which as not been an easy task), and I think I got the site 75% where I want it and that’s why I’m posting this today.
I do not have the time or the patience to figure out how to port my email and RSS subscribers to WordPress. I’m sure if you are like me, sometimes you rarely actually visit a website and just let your email/RSS readers do all the work. Well, if you like my content or want to continue keeping up with me, you’re going to have to re-subscribe. Just open up your browser and go to BrandonsJournal.com where you’ll find a Subscribe via Email feature and my RSS can be found at http://www.brandonsjournal.com/feed.
I appreciate all my readers and followers and hope you’ll continue to follow me on my new platform.