My Leap Of Faith.
Hi guys! Remember me?
This post is an end AND this post is a beginning.
I have chosen to call an end to this Blog, It will stay here - but I won't be adding much to it if anything ever again. (Sounds of great wailings and the gnashing of teeth!!) This is my chance to thank everyone who has supported me here. From a beginning as a lonely place created to practice writing, to an place of pride and great personal accomplishment to a quiet, abandoned asylum haunted only by occasional ghosts of activity. This tiny space I created on the web has seen an entire story arc. Comedy and Tragedy.
But please, please don't say good bye, because I've started a new endeavor.
Inspired by Chris Schwarz (and when am I not) I've decided to sent up a new house for my particular brand of bullshit over on Substack. The platform is interesting to me in that it has answers for some of my frustrations about blogging here on my originally chosen platform "Blogger" and carries other options for the future. The new platform is titled "My Love Letter to Good Hours"
Yes I know, its considered a Pay for Play platform, The Vast Vast majority of my posts there will be free. Feel free to support me there if you choose, but as I'm just figuring it out, I can't in good faith recommend it right now.
Getting to the point with the big question.... Why?
The baggage of this blog is I've always tried to keep it a pure woodworking blog. To that point every other creative endeavor I work on has required it's own space, it's own Instagram Feed. It's own blog. It's own domain name and it's own existence. It's an exhausting thing, so I've searched for a way to tie all the clowns under the same tentpole.
A fresh start. A fresh courtship with writing and sharing about the things I never stopped making. All the things I enjoy making. A reason to write Love Letters to the Reasons and the Passions in my life.
So this is my invitation. Come and visit at my new house warming party. Sign up as a subscriber, the posts will come to your email address. I can attest I intend for the vast majority of the posts to be free to any subscriber. The only things I intend to hold back are measured drawings and plans, some fictional writing and maybe podcasts. It's fluid, but at the very least. Follow over or not... this is my humble invitation to you and if this is where we part. I still thank you very much for the time and attention. Well met.
Ratione et Passionis
Oldwolf (for the last time)
My new Substack My Love Letter to Good Hours