It is time to move on.
But not in the way you think!
No, I'm not quitting the blog. I can't: I love writing on it too much to call it quits (even though I may not post for months at a time because life gets in the way...)
Instead, I've settled on an entirely different platform to write and publish my posts on.
This has been something that has been dwelling in the back of my mind for quite a while now. I just couldn't decide on what platform to use for the entire purpose of making The Bovine Practicum a bit more than just a blog.
I know that the content that I put out there is awesome. The feedback I get from readers tells me that much. But the format, and the fluff that needs to exist to make a site look nice and shiny like a diamond, also counts as much as the readable, informative content that I put out there. Don't you agree?
After some searching and experimenting, I settled on a Weebly.com (not to promote their products) platform for my old-made-new The Bovine Practicum blog. Here is the screenshot of the front page:
Looks pretty nice, doesn't it?
Here's the link: The Bovine Practicum on Weebly
So here's what's going to happen with this blog, "versus" the new one.
I will be slowly (daily, weekly, whenever I remember) moving content over from this site to my new one. But, I won't guarantee that *all* of the posts are going to go over. The ones that haven't gotten much views, or I figure aren't worth the time and effort to put on in the first place, are going to be deleted. I don't think anyone will miss them.
Finally, once all ~40 (or is it 45 now?) posts are moved over, this thing is going to get shut down permanently. No more Blogger.com Bovine Practicum website.
I aim to get everything moved over by the end of February/beginning of March, if all goes well. That hopefully should give some of you who hate changes time to adjust and to get used to where I'm setting up shop next.
What's On the New Site?
The content that I provide, and have been providing in the past, won't change. I've got some good stuff in the works that I hope to get out sometime in 2019. Here's a good hint: What does methane, water use, and trees have in common? (It's a bad joke--a totally lame joke so much that's not even a joke at all; Don't laugh.)
I've got a whole lot more resources and links I've finally got around to adding, including some great book suggestions. I promise I will add more as time goes on. My bookmark list is getting awful full...
I've also finally got a homepage that I've always wanted to have. I think it looks awesome. I want you to check it out and see what you think. Let me know on the Contact Me form if there's anything you see that may need some or a little tweaking. I love the feedback.
Speaking of the Contact Me form, Yes!! I've also made a way for you to get in touch with me! Golly I've been so elusive so far for too long that I figured it's time to have some way to contact me directly with any questions, suggestions, comments, etc., that you were maybe too shy to post on a public comments section. My dear readers, you've been relieved of that inconvenience.
I've also updated the About page. About time I get real with you folks on me and this blog...
Overall, it's a change that needed happening, and one that I for one am thoroughly pleased with. I hope you will too.
And yes, this will be the final post on this Blogger platform. As they say, as one door closes, another one opens...
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone.