Sunday, January 6, 2013
Four Years Later, Time for a Change?
When I started this blog on New Year's Day, 2009, I figured it would end up like 99% of all the other blogs out there- I would run out of material, run out of time, and run out of interest, after a few weeks or a few months, and it would just die quietly on the vine unwept and unsung.
Instead, I find that there's apparently no end to the stupidity running rampant on our television screens, and for advertising agencies the race to the very bottom apparently resulted in the bottom being hit, and the shovels coming out to create a New Bottom. So I, and we, go on.
But over the past several months, many of my younger readers (as long-time readers of this blog are already aware, I'm a High School history teacher at a religious private school) have asked me to consider changing the name of this blog. I've tossed the idea around for a while, but always thought it would cause more confusion that it was worth.
However, last year Google decided to pull my AdShare agreement, claiming some abuse, and denying my appeal roughly 20 minutes after it was filed. At that moment, I decided to look for a new host server where I might be eligible to snatch up a little ad revenue. If everything goes according to plan, I'll be moving this to another platform sometime this spring. Plans are still in the preliminary stage, but I thought that maybe I could usher in the New Year by experimenting with a new name as well.
I am also taking advantage of the fact that my "followers" list is still very small, and not growing- I added exactly ONE new follower in 2012. This could be a hassle if I ever got a decent fan base going; maybe it's a good idea to make major changes now rather than later?
Anyway, I'm going to give the new name a try, and see if it grows on me. I'll keep the very few of you who are regulars here up to date about future changes; don't worry, the bitter, angry snark will remain intact.