I really need a change. I started this blog on May 30, 2006 on Blogger, mostly as a way to post about bird banding and happenings at the bird observatory. At that time, Blogger was still using the old format and it was a mild nightmare to properly load photos, along with some other issues that I can’t remember now. I moved to WordPress shortly after and have been here ever since, even though I’ve found it to be more difficult and temperamental than Blogger.
More importantly though is that over the last few years, my life situations have changed somewhat dramatically. For family and job-related issues, I stopped banding at RRBO and moved back to Florida again. After my Mom’s death in July, everything changed again.
Though I’ve attempted to continue Natural Notes as it stands here on WordPress, I am finding it doesn’t feel right anymore. I guess I have it in my head that it has been so dedicated to birds and banding and my life in NJ and Florida, that I find it scattering to continue it here. The enthusiasm has waned.
I’ve considered abandoning it altogether for something different, but that wasn’t right either. I tried changing the look and tone, but in the process found WordPress to be even more stagnant, stubborn, and downright boring. I need simplification and some fun, not more headaches.
So, since this is my blog and I can pretty much do what I want with it (such power!) I’ve opted to stop posting on this WordPress blog, and resume posting on the original Blogger site. I’ve deleted the older drivel there that had little value to me, and spent a day or two having some fun developing the new site.
I want a fresh look, I want a broader focus, and I’m very pleased with Blogger’s new and improved behavior.
For those that still stop by here, thanks for doing so and I will leave this blog here for the archives, but I’ll be posting on the Blogger site from now on. Life should be fun, as well as good.
Thanks for your patience and support.