I finally had the guts to post the message that I have been meaning to post for quite some time… burned-bridges.net, a fundamental chapter in my so-called “online life”, is at the end of the line. The domain name registration is up on the 15th; however, for the purpose of having the time to transition links, I will renew the domain for one more year while I sort through the content. I wrote up a quick summary of my feelings here, too.
12 years is a very long time, but I think this was the right call to allow me to focus on developing this blog as well as my personal resume/portfolio website. I briefly considered scrapping both domains and focusing just on the new one, but that would be way too heartbreaking at this junction. So B-B.net got the short end of the stick, primarily due to the lack of interest over the past several years on my part.
I can’t stress this enough, though, that the demise of B-B.net is not the beginning of the end for everything, as far as my “online life” is concerned. It is the end of the domain name — and, yes, with that, a lot of memories. This domain is active, though, and I purchased two other domains a few months ago that will be active until 2017 and therefore need a hosting account of some kind… so it is not the end.
Overall, I recognize, as a marketing person, the importance of online presences to build credibility — a personal brand. I also recognize, as a human, the importance of personal history and creative outlets, which is why that this might always be an underlying interest/hobby of mine, no matter what the form or domain name. With that said, there are good things to come. I just need to find the time to make them happen, and I can assure that it will be a slow process. It’s just time to evolve.