| ||It's been almost five years to the day since I began this blog. I still remember sitting in Quincy House's dining room in the afternoon, punching out the very first blog post on that cold winter afternoon. For a while I think only I, and a handful of friends, were reading this, but slowly, over time, readership grew. The number of blogs on tea also grew tremendously over that same period, so much so that now there are easily a few dozen active blogs that are not vendor-linked and operated by people who are truly passionate about tea. I have already talked elsewhere about why we blog about tea, and I think my views are largely unchanged -- in the Western hemisphere where most bloggers are based, it is really one of very few means through which we can communicate with other like minded individuals. Blogs come and go, and sometimes I wish to hear again from some old friends who have fallen off the radar (I'm looking at you, Phyll, if you're reading this) but it is a great thing to see a thriving online community.|
I have long felt that the blog deserves a better home -- that Xanga is not serving its purposes. I have also long put off the job of actually moving it, not least because I don't know how to handle all the old posts, and always had the excuse of needing to finish my dissertation to procrastinate. Over the past few days I've finally worked up enough determination to go through the process, and I think the new home for my blog is ready for viewing. Thanks to Doug H. for the final encouragement that I needed, even though he probably doesn't know he gave me any.
So from now on, please direct your reading pleasures to
which redirects to the first address. Please also update your bookmarks, links, feeders, etc, accordingly. This blog on Xanga will no longer be updated, although what remains, remains. See you on the other side.
| ||Posted 1/20/2011 6:10 PM - 3382 Views|