Taking the plunge and finally taking my personal blog offline in favor of a professional presence on Digilutionary hurt a little more than I thought it would. For some time now, I’d been feeling the ticklings of worry, those tiny thoughts that filter into your daily web surfing about someone, somewhere out there taking advantage of all of the rich amount of data about our lives that I’d shared on Digilutionary. Having been an active blogger since 1998, I was sad to see the accumulated posts and comments just wiped away off the server after so long (don’t worry – I’m a strong believer in redundant backup solutions). They were a record of my life, the little tidbits that years later you will have forgotten, replaced by the pressing concerns of today, not the memories of yesterday.
With the advent of Facebook, and it’s wonderfully customizable personal information filters and security, and with the sale of my very first short story, it was time. So welcome to the new and improved Digilutionary. I hope it’s every bit as stimulating and interesting as the last.