Yup, two of my six blogs are being put into WordPress cryogenic storage, and this is one of them. It’s bittersweet, for sure. I put this creation together to celebrate my fifth book, Flickers of Fortune, which I first published in January of 2015. I already had four blogs I was struggling with, so it’s not so surprising this one never got the attention I intended to give it.
And it had a lot of promise, too. I wanted to write about the future. Speculating about it. Trying to predict it. Does anyone ever really get a glimpse of it? And what are the time travel (and free will) implications of a future that can be known?
So many ideas, and such little time. Sigh…
But, as I posted on my other dying blog in This Blog is Dying, I’ve discovered I like blogging, but I like writing novels more. And time spent doing the one is time not spent doing the other.
I’m well into a new series of books these days. I’m enjoying dealing with this pandemic by spending hours each day lost in another universe. It’s true, there has never been a better time to write fantasy fiction!
Over the next year or so, I plan to have SEVEN more books out there on the market. I’m excited, but some things have got to go. This blog is one of them.
So, what will happen to it? As of January 2021 I will no longer be paying the extra $48/year to WordPress to keep this blog ad free and to have more visual options. Therefore, it will look different. I’m not sure how, but I know ads will be part of it.
I will start using the free URL that comes with this blog. It’s https://dtothepowerof4.wordpress.com/. Until 2021, anyone who searches for an older post using https://dtothepowerof4.org will be (seamlessly, I think) redirected here.
Starting In January, the best I can figure out is anyone who looks for an old post will get some version of 404 Page Not Found. I’ll feel bad about that, but not bad enough to keep paying $18/year for the rest of my life.
So what will happen to the actual content I’ve posted over the last five years? Well nothing, really. I have options to make it disappear completely, but I see no need to do so. I still like what I created here.
Better yet, I’m pretty sure this blog will be back. Why?
I’ve already taken the blog for one of my other earlier novels and begun to repurpose it to showcase the new series I am working on. Previous posts will be surprisingly relevant and it gives me an already established platform to continue to write about themes that interest me. How lucky.
But I’m already thinking about what I’ll write when this new series is done. (That’s just the way I am.) I’m fixating on a near-future detective series that would blend well with the previous posts on this blog.
Lucky me, again.
If I want, Word Press will let me resurrect this blog at any time (as far as I know). I hope “Touching the Sky to Save the World” will be back in the not-too-distant future, serving as a bridge between my original thoughts on predicting the future, and those I’ve yet to have.