Well, not exactly. Yes, the blog is moving, but I’m sticking with WordPress. That’s Something, right? I’m now at http://brainink.wordpress.com.
Here’s the thing: About 6 years ago, I briefly toyed with the idea of doing freelance writing, and I came up with “Brain Ink” as a possible business name. Four years after that, I decided to start a blog, but completely forgot about that name at the time, and I went with the name Lady with a Hat as a sort of inside joke with some friends.
Now, nearly two years into blogging, the “Brain Ink” name came back to me, as a prodigal son might do. And I realized that, hey, that’s an awesome name for a blog, isn’t it? So what to do? I’ve already established this LWAH blog, and have picked up & moved once in the past four months. If I move again, it’ll completely blow my stats, for one thing. And I also run the risk of frustating my legions of readers, who — what? 2 doesn’t qualify as a legion? okay, my couple of readers — who have set up bookmarks and links on their own blogs and so forth.
On the other hand, this blog is less than two years old. Presumably, it will go on for several years more, and (deity-of-your-choice-willing) will stay put at http://brainink.wordpress.com for years to come. It feels like the right decision. While I cherish the Lady with her Hat, and she will always be a part of me, I feel more at home under this new title.
You’re asking, Couldn’t you just change the title of the blog, but leave the URL the same? I thought about that, but the dissonance of that bothers the obsessive-compulsive and the perfectionist in me, so it just isn’t feasible. Sorry.
I imagine one of you is rolling your eyes right now. Yeah, I’m fickle & bore easily, and always want to do something different from what I’ve been doing. I do really like the WordPress interface and platform, and I think I’ll stick around here for a while. And I identify with the title Brain Ink. Psychologically, I am more connected to that, and I doubt I’ll leave it anytime soon. I’ll even go so far as to suggest that this will be the last time the blog changes its location. They layout may shift as my feelings about serif and san-serif fonts vacillates, but I have a strong enough psychological attachment to the new name and URL to keep me there indefinitely.
So check out my new home, Brain Ink. I’ve exported the contents of LWAH, so the archives remain intact. New material will no longer be posted on this site, so please update your bookmarks and links.
Thanks again, dear readers, for putting up with my fickleness. Both of you.