Well, it is with very mixed feelings today that I write my last post for the Worldpen blog. It has certainly been a great just-over-three years that the blog has been going, and I will miss the end of my Saturday routine of putting up a new post for you guys every week and getting your feedback on it. Nevertheless, unfortunately, everything must eventually come to an end, and so the authors of Worldpen (myself and Brevin) believe that at this point that end has come for the Worldpen blog.
In order to answer all the remaining questions or thoughts you guys might have, I’m putting the rest of this post in Q+A format. Of course, if you have any other questions that I neglect to answer, please feel free to leave them in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer all of them. I believe that Brevin will be doing his own closing remarks post, so be sure to look for his as well in case you have any specific questions for him.
Why Is This Blog Ending?
All three of us (Brevin, Joshua, and myself) have fairly busy schedules and have gradually been unable to regularly post like we once were able to. I’ve been able to continue posting fairly-regularly for the past two years along with college, but there are always time-concerns that have made it difficult for me to do so. And from talking with Brevin and Joshua, I know that there are similar struggles there as well. For the past two years, I’ve been serving as an Editor for Kingdom Pen and balancing my responsibilities there along with my blogging here has been difficult to do, particularly since the beginning of this year when we began to post weekly content on the Kingdom Pen website again. Long story short, I’ve realized that I need to set priorities with my focuses in life and have decided to devote more time to Kingdom Pen, which by necessity means that my regular blogging at Worldpen will have to end.
So Are You Done Writing Posts on Writing?
For the past couple years, I’ve written articles on an infrequent basis for Kingdom Pen. With the end of my time here at Worldpen, I plan on writing articles there on a much more frequent basis. My articles on Kingdom Pen tend to run significantly longer than my posts here (my posts here tend to be 500-750 words; my articles there tend to be 1,000-1,500 words). As a result, I won’t be writing articles there on a weekly basis, but plan on putting out three articles every two months, or about one every three weeks. To follow my articles, you can find the feed of my posts on Kingdom Pen here, and can, of course, subscribe to Kingdom Pen to get notifications when my articles come out as well as other articles by the other editors of Kingdom Pen as well as our subscribers, the majority of which I’ve approved and edited before publication.
What Will Happen to This Blog?
For the foreseeable future, this blog will be left up so that you can peruse the archives at your initiative. Eventually, since we’ll no longer be paying for the site name, the web address will change back to worldpen.wordpress.net, but none of us have any plans to take the website down.
What Will Happen to the Videos?
I’ll be continuing to create videos, but the videos will now be hosted by the Kingdom Pen Youtube channel, instead of the Worldpen channel. I’m planning on upgrading my equipment and video-editing software to be able to produce higher-quality videos, so it will take a bit before I begin producing videos again, but starting in July or August, I’ll be uploading videos there on the first of every month, so subscribe to the channel now if you want to see them when they come out.
It may be kind of cliche to say it at the closing post of a blog, but I’m going to say it anyways because of how true it is. Thank you so much to all of you who have been reading the blog, whether it be for the full three years, or some intermediate point of time between then and now. Also, shout-out to Brevin and Joshua for being great co-bloggers, and also to Jacob for contributing the great logos and Worldpen images for the blog.
Looking back at some of my original posts, I knew so much less back then–both about how to blog and about writing itself! And so it’s really been awesome to have an audience reading my posts over the past several years. I’ve learned a lot myself just in the process of writing these posts; and I’ve been very thankful for everyone who has read, liked, or commented on any one of these posts. All of us here have enjoyed our time blogging at Worldpen. And while it’s time for us to re-focus and move onto other things, I’ve been grateful for the time I’ve been able to blog here for you guys and will look back at this time with fondness.
If you have any remaining thoughts or questions, please feel free to share them in the comments below, and I’ll be sure to answer any remaining questions that you might have.
And with that, adios!