Deleting my blog
“Well, Alisha, I’ve been trying to do something for a while, and I think I’m finally kind of going to do it.”
I was sitting on my couch, feet propped up on the table in front of me, chatting with a friend, Facebook style, on the other side of the world.
“I’m going to delete my blog, Marshallogue.”
“What?” she wrote. “Why?”
“The old version,” I replied, “the one on WordPress.com.”
“You are mean.”
Truth is, I did just delete my blog, but like I told her, albeit eventually, it’s the old version on WordPress.com.
A few of you might remember those days, back when I was publishing to that domain before I got MarshallJonesJr.com. Back then, Marshallogue lived over there.
About a year in, I migrated to this new domain. I left the old version up, though, because I wanted to keep the traffic that found it via Google. I didn’t want to lose the couple dozen readers a day that came just from search engines.
It’s been a while now, and that flow of traffic has all but dried up completely. As sad as it is to see it go, the time came for me to delete it permanently. No more confusion for the searches.
Well, as I went to delete it, trying to summon all that courage to kill it off, I thought of a better idea…