Monday, September 21, 2015

So Long, and Thanks for All the... Bots?

The Idea Salesman is supposed to be blogging today. (I think. I've kind of lost track.) He is, instead, sitting over there in the corner of my mind, trying to be very quiet so no one will know he's crying.

We're letting go of the blog.



I'm not completely letting go of the website or anything. It'll still be here and I might pick up regular posting again at some point in the future. Or use it for the occasional announcement if there's too much information for Twitter. But in general, I have no plans to post anything resembling regular content here in the foreseeable future.

Those of you who've been around for a while will probably not be surprised by this news. Posts have been getting pretty thin on the ground here over the last few months. Okay, over the last year.

Okay, fine, I've never been very good at regularly updating this blog.

Since I'm no good at it and it's not much fun anymore either, I think it's time to let the idea of blogging go.

But don't worry. I'll still be over on Twitter prattling my usual, somewhat less sporadic nonsense. And the abstracts are going to have a place on the internet to call home too.

We're getting Twitter accounts!?!

No, Idea, you are not getting Twitter accounts. If I gave you a Twitter account, I would spend all day talking to myself online and convincing myself I was being funny and social while actually being lonely and not a little bit sad. I'm not quite that far around the bend yet.

But I am putting together a Patreon account, and I plan to let the abstracts play some role in that. It's nowhere near ready for launch yet, as I've just started fiddling with it. This about sums up the process so far:



Don't judge my crappy stick-figure art. That is my first ever attempt at drawing a comic and I did it in about five minutes as a joke for Long-Suffering Husband. Given those parameters, I don't think it came out half bad. (Obviously, since I'm sharing it here and posted it on Twitter the other night, I think it came out a bit better than half bad.) There may be more of those comics in the future as the Patreon thing comes together. It was kind of fun.

But that's another story for another day. For now, I'm just dropping in to say I won't be dropping in here again.

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