Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GENERAL: Checking out and shutting down

I have now cancelled my website contract with 1&1 so sometime in February my three blogs will disappear from their webspace. They should still be floating around on Blogger though! I have no firm idea if and when I will return to them, and if I do what I'll be doing on them.

Things still aren't great for me at the moment. I have no stomach for gaming in any way, shape or form. My latest White Dwarf lies unopened, I haven't bought the 'Nid codex, I haven't followed the Blood Angels rumours and I haven't listened to a single podcast or visited a gaming forum since December.

I had already fallen out of love with the playing games side of the hobby some time ago, and now the painting has stopped too. I might return to the painting, but if I'm not playing the games, why paint an entire army? Would I not be better served concentrating on painting a handful of models to a good display standard?

Given that I am also skint, it therefore makes sense to sell off the majority of my collection and keep a handful of models I still want to paint.

The only other aspect of the hobby I can foresee maintaining at the moment is my reading.

So, that means my blogs may become a medium for reviewing Games Workshop fiction, showing off the odd paint job and selling my models.

Anyway, that's for the future.

For now, adieu!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

GENERAL: Moving on out

Okay, if I've done everything correctly I should now have moved all of my posts over to the new blogspot addresses across all three of my blogs. I think I'll leave the old blog addresses active for a little bit yet before I cancel the custom domains just to be sure that everything is okay and also to give people a last chance to move to the new addresses (which you can find in the post below).

Thanks for your patience!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ch-ch-ch-changes to my blog addresses

Thanks to everyone who has offered sympathy over the past few days, it has been much appreciated.

Given that my finances are an even bigger issue for me at the moment I thought now was a good time to make good on one of last years New Year resolutions. I resolved to take my blogs off my paid for web hosts and put them onto free blogger accounts.

This morning I finally got around to picking out some new names on blogger, so I thought I'd post them here with plenty of notice for people to bookmark them if they want to stay with my blog.


My main blog, lone pilgrim, was at:

and will now be here:

My battle reports blog was:

and is now:

My Blood Bowl blog (which I started but never really added much to) was:

and will become:

Sometime over the next few days I'll transfer all of the content over to the new addresses. Once I'm satisfied that that has all gone smoothly I'll be contacting my webspace providers and cancelling my contracts.