After the problem I ran into due to the incompetent blog setup that I blame solely on my old web hosting company, I had to take a step back and look for a new hosting service that would have the right balance between simple and sophisticated. Blogger was too childish, Wordpress was too advanced. I settled on giving Weebly a try and so far, so good.
Having said that, believe me when I tell you that this blog does mean a lot to me. I have been blogging since the second half of 2012. I have a following and of course, I'm grateful to all of my regular readers for sharing in the stories of my life and my mind's eye. However, more than that, I really feel that the blog keeps me sane, intellectually active to a degree, and it helps me connect with others. When you work hard and you're in touch with people, you end up sharing stories. When you're in the spotlight as I have been for some time now, you get asked a lot of questions as well that are easy to answer, but difficult to answer well. This is why I feel that, with each blog entry, I'm creating a conversation because I'm answering questions that people have asked me over time, and I haven't always had the luxury of answering right that moment, or answering as well as I wanted.
That is why I truly put effort into what I type. Sometimes, my tone is more formal. Other times, I'm casual. Other times still, I'm very naughty. But, overall, I understand that due to who I am and what I am, my blog and all my words in it have a clear purpose and a role in who I am, what I do, and what people want to find out and attempt to understand, accept and appreciate.
I will put most of my entries back up on my new blog. My plan is to create a single blog entry with titles of the old blog entries that you can click on access the articles. I'll try to arrange them by posting date. It'll be interesting both for myself and all of you to see the collection of my previous blog posts and the variety of their topics all on one page.
Now comes the promise part. I think we both know what'll make things right for leaving everyone hanging, waiting for days until I fix the blog. More frequent blog posts, same topic variety, same content quality and an invitation to you to read and comment.