When I got ready to set up camp on Blogger back in June '08, I made several attempts to set up a Blogger address (someone took "nolensvolens" but never did anything with it), I settled on "alienus-kairos" as the address. I never expected that to be quite problematic for others. More on this later.
I stopped in early '11 for what I thought would be a brief spell when a board of directors asked me to step in and take over as a director. I knew what I was stepping into, but I didn't realize that the spell would turn into one long sporadic break.
When summer rolled around, I developed a serious case of FIA (Fuck It Attitude) because the job had turned into a major clusterfuck and I wasn't able to log into Blogger much anymore. I no longer felt in tune with fellow bloggers. I even stopped chatting with other bloggers.
Then came along autumn. Things were starting to pick up when school resumed. The burden did not ease up like I thought it would. I fell behind on the job, feeling overburdened.
You know the saying, "If you want to get things done, you ask the busiest person you know." The punchline? I'm the busiest person, so who do I ask? :(
I decided to step back and do an introspective on me. I realized that when I was blogging often, my life was in order. I was on top of things and I always got the job done. I never felt like there was too much going on. I decided to take back my life by getting back into Blogger.
Boom. That was what I needed, but the damage was done - so many of the bloggers I used to chat with on a regular basis were either not around anymore or had moved on without me. I understood that I would have to re-build myself back up and I am okay with that.
What a better way to rebuild myself back up than to register a new address that's easy to remember? The new blog address is nolensvolens08 (just like my gmail address) and I will leave the old blog up for posterity. The old blog will be "locked down" in terms of comments - you will NOT be able to leave comments on the old blog anymore. You are welcome to e-mail me to let me know what you think of the old blog.
One final note - I was surprised to get an email from The Late Phoenix, asking me if I would help keep HNT going. After speaking with two friends who agreed to help me, I will create a multi-faceted platform for everyone who would like to keep doing HNT. I promise you that this WILL be sex-positive. I will not allow any drama and I will not discriminate at all.
I will make an announcement about the new platform on my new blog very shortly. Please update your bloglist (change the address to nolensvolens08) so you can be up to speed on my new blog.
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