Okay, so some of you know that I parted ways with and am no longer writing or going to write for the website BrooWaha.com. My reasons for that are a few posts back and there really isn’t anything more I’m going to say about it other than I know I did the right thing in walking away. I’ve been asked by a couple of people since my departure about all the articles that I had contributed there. There were over 100 of them over the past 5 years. What’s to happen to them? Well, none of them are available anymore. Once I was gone, so went the articles. However, I have them all, and I own them, and I am free to post them all again if I so choose. That won’t happen, of course, since many of them were written around the news events at the time and are no longer relevant.
However there were quite a few that weren’t about current events or the politics of the day; the more conversational ones that varied in topic. Starting tomorrow, I will begin a series of posts called “From the Vault” which will showcase those articles I always personally liked. This way, they are still available for those who would find themselves inclined to read them - or for those who would actually be interested in seeing what they were.
I can not guarantee that they will be as interesting to you as they were to me, of course, but honestly, I have nothing to lose in posting some of them again. Even at the time, they all didn’t work (and that was usually determined by how they were rated and how much discussion they generated, which was the real way I personally determined whether or not they worked.) Sometimes they went up and died stillborn - no discussion, no comments, no nothing. Just sigh and say “oh well” and move onto the next one. Perhaps some new readers will find those failures interesting, I don’t know. But I think it would be a good idea to expand the parameters of this blog somewhat. I never (or hardly ever) posted any of these articles on the blog for the simple reason that I wanted to make sure that the traffic went to the site directly - and thereby potentially bringing the readers to all the other great writers the site once had. Made sense to me at the time. Why go there if you could have read them here, right? It was a practical decision at the time - and a specific way to drive up traffic there. I forced you to read it there. Anyway, now that those days are over, any essays or articles I feel inclined to write will now appear here. It is a blog about writing, after all, and quite specifically, my writing and to document the “journey” so to speak. If I’m going to utterly fail, why not do it publicly?