Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Blogging changes: simplicity desired

Following in the footsteps of a dear friend, I am going to consolidate my writing as I approach my three year anniversary here. I do have many interests (as you perhaps have noticed). One of the key drivers behind the multiple blogs was Bloggers inability to do categories. Well, they fixed that so I can adjust and simplify things.

Passionate Runner will remain active. My writing and podcasting on running will continue. The audience for this effort is respectfully separate from other interests I have and write on.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blogosphere will continue. The Team is continuing to evolve but the effort and writing there is worth keeping separate.

Jerry's Story is just underway and will continue to develop as the oral history as told by may father, Gerald Sherlock. If you haven't clicked over to listen to Dad talk about growing up beginning in the 30's in Pawtucket, RI, I encourage you to do so. We have covered his early days in school, his time as a Marine during World War II, and are beginning to get into the post war period. I am learning a lot and there may very well something of interest for you.

quiet poet, is a new blog where I am posting my sherku and other poetry. This will eventually be a podcast available via the blog or iTunes (like Passionate Runner and Jerry's Story).

I will discontinue updating Passion for the Good Customer Experience and Tertiary Education. These topics are closer to what I want to continue to write about here so I will roll those posts into this stream.

I'll move my writing on Franklin to Franklin Matters. This new blog will help to define (frame) the discussion. Franklin is a good community (as Family Circle noted) to raise a family. Keeping the focus on solving our challenges in providing a good education to our children and a good experience for all our citizens, neighbors and visitors is very much related to what I set out to do once upon a time when I started blogging.

I will continue to contribute to 100Bloggers and to the Joyful Jubilant Learning blog. Those efforts are complimentary to what I do so there is no reason to stop. Connections, conversations and community building are good reasons to be a blogger!

Bottom line: what will you see?

I hope these changes will allow you, my loyal readers, to keep better in touch. I look for our conversations to continue.

Updated 11/21/07 with the information on the creation of Franklin Matters


  1. How do you do it all? And...liked your video with Millie and Nina -- yeah, "fast and easy" can be the way to go.

  2. Ah Steve, it feels so good to shape and sculpt our writing intentions, doesn't it? I am so glad I may have helped in some small way.

    [I got gwrbo for your captcha magic! Growing with ribbon-bound optimism! or Genuine writing revealed beautifully original...]

  3. Joared, a little discipline makes effective use of my "free" time to do the blogging I do.

    Rosa, thanks for you inspiration to make the change.

    Isn't captcha fun! That should be one of our creative challenges for JJL. Have folks come up with an explanation of what they get and list them. A good creative mind exercise. Open of course to whomever wants to play.

  4. Wow Steve, GREAT for you! Congrats on locking in more.

    Sorry, I can't play captcha tag today. xoibdd doesn't mean much, but let's try.


    That's as close as I can get. The X is tough. :)

  5. thanks Phil. you did Xcellently with the x!

  6. 'Simplicity is the Key' Steve - best wishes buddy - keep it simple.

  7. Cheers to the Simpler life!!! : ) Tough decision, but I'm sure it will be worth it!

  8. Simplicity is certainly the key, Trevor.

    A decision decisively made should help the frequency of posts here and help me focus the posts. Thanks for your encouragement Ariane!