I let my domain expire

When I started this blog, a year ago, I had a goal in mind. I would give myself one year to make this into a blog that at least paid for its own existence. Eventually, I wanted it to grow into something that might earn me a small income on the side.

To achieve my goal, I knew I had to put in the work. Update regularly. Network. Also regularly. I didn’t know at the time whether or not I would succeed, but I was willing to try. I gave myself one year to achieve my goal of having the blog pay for itself.

I did not achieve that goal, so – true to my deal with myself – I let the domain expire.

I have no illusions. If I’d been able to turn this into a successful blog, I should have been able to achieve that first part of my goal by now. I will not pay for something that’s never going to happen.

The good news is: I will keep this blog, and will keep it updated too. Probably not regularly, but at least occasionally. For now, I’ll have all my older posts to review and update where necessary. That’s going to take a while, and in the mean time, some links my not work. My apologies for that.

The other good news is, I wrote a novel. For now, it’s just the first draft, and I’ll start editing somewhere next month, but eventually it will be published. For now, I’m publishing the first draft online – I will probably either take it down or restrict it later – on my blog The Elven Curse, one chapter per week.

I’m also working on my author website, which I hope to have up and running soon.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m sorry that your blog didn’t work out like how you had planned, but even though it may not have, you achieved a different absolutley incredible feat: you wrote a great book! And you should be extremely proud of yourself for that. Many people want to write books, but don’t have the drive and determination to see it through. You did – and I am oh so proud of you for being able to.

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    1. daankatz says:

      Thank you.
      I don’t really mind all that much. I mean, it’s a pity, but I certainly won’t be losing any sleep over it. 🙂
      It is as you say, I wrote a book. And that’s only the first of them. I’m already planning the sequel.
      In a sense, this blog did exactly what it should do: It got me back writing, and then, with COVID and the lockdowns, my mind calmed and I could finally focus on my real love again: my novel. There’s no stopping me now.

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