I started this blog as a curiosity in Social media 5 years ago. Unfortunately in the Authors opinion it has finally reached its use by date. I thought anyone who does, has or checks in with my posts deserved an explanation rather than a feed that simply stopped.
The direction I am now heading in requires renewal and the personal purpose of recording a journey through life in Canberra has for me been exhausted. All up the blog is a bipolar collection of over 650 posts covering many topics but most with a heritage and history bent.
The blog saw (to date) nearly 700,000 views with a monthly traffic of extremes ranging from 6000 - 28000 and going by those numbers I think a few people found my collection of Canberra trivia informative and interesting over the years.
This has actually come as a bit of an epiphany and I have acted swiftly though it has been a recurring thought for several months. To be honest I'm more a microblogger being on Twitter most days and contactable by family & friends on facebook.
If I'm going to write anything I think is substantial it will be published on other's websites or on my new site. I have chosen to change platform for writing although Blogger has been a stout app. I'm also in a space with my birds where I ponder more and tend to write longer if I see a worthwhile argument.
So I'm not dead. I'll happily chat on Twitter at @D_R_Reid
But as for writing I have switched to Wordpress for anything I feel the urge to pen. I'm not yet aware of its social capabilities, it may prove an interesting new platform.
David R Reid - Wordpress
So thanks again it's been an interesting ride. I'll be leaving the Dave's ACT blog up until the Google Algorithm deems it irrelevant.