Heads up.


The End, or something very similar to The End, is nigh.

While this site will remain live, posting here will be infrequent and essentially non-existent  from here on out.

Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard this song before. This will be different how exactly?

Well, I’m committed enough to have just shut this place down except for one rather significant factor. Because  the way my WordPress Dashboard is set up, this—the on-their-site blog—is the controlling one.  I’m afraid that if I do  shut down, the other, on-my-site blog will be seriously, perhaps fatally, impacted. Unfortunately,  I have never had much luck in finding a WordPress guru to help me out with that and other annoying issues, so I err constantly on the side of not-screwing-things-up.

Why this? Why now?

Mermaids draws visitors in the hundreds on its best days andLiquid Diet draws significantly more, at least 15 times that on even the slowest days. I like the look and feel of these digs, but it do get lonely around here when the cold winds blow through the empty halls.

If I’m going to write for free, I might as well do it all where the audience is.

This means I will be posting a lot more diverse things over at the other site than I did before—this morning’s post over there, for example, is something I would  have put up here previously— so you might want to bookmark Liquid Diet to keep track of where my strange mind takes me next. Also,  there’s a much more active “Comments” community over there,  so more than voices than just mine are heard on stories which strike a chord with readers. Diversity is good.

A way to keep track of me without  having to plow through another site to find just the nuggets you like,  is to  subscribe to my Facebook page if you haven’t already.  My every post at Liquid Diet, or on Twitter for that matter, is linked and will appear there. By the way, if I do “come back” because I still  feel the need to find another outlet for my off-beer babbling, it will almost surely be at a new location and with a new attitude and focus, so keeping connected is a way to know if and when that happens.

One way or the other, I hope you’ll hang on for the next chapter. I’ll miss you if you go away.


About Jack Curtin

Jack Curtin is a free-lance writer residing in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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9 Responses to Heads up.

  1. Carl Pietrantonio says:

    BOOooooooo!!! I like this site and the fact that it has been, at times, separate from the beer thing. Not that I resent the beer thing, au contraire! But it is, or has been, good to have the separation!

    I request that you rethink this decision! It is good to have the separation!

    That’s what I have to say.

  2. jcurtin says:

    Fear not, Li’l fella. First of all, I strongly support “separation” as a policy between us. Secondly, I will be employing Facebook more extensively to make comments on various topics which I might have dealt with here. It will all be good, promise.

  3. Carl Pietrantonio says:

    Well…. ok. But I still don’t like it.

  4. ttfitz says:

    Have you ever thought to try and monetize this or the other site? I notice there is a spot on the other page for ads, but nothing actually there.

    Also, I was under the impression that wordpress-the-site and wordpress-the-software were two only slightly related things. Not that I want to give you added help in shutting this down, but is it really linked in that way?

  5. jcurtin says:

    There had been occasions when I could not log onto the dashboard for LD without logging onto Mermaids first. Same dashboard, but if I lose the ability to access it, I’m screwed. Honestly, I don’t understand how it all works, but I don’t want the angst of having to deal with any problems. It’s just as easy to leave the site up, at least for now.

  6. Rob Davis says:

    So am we going to continue the cartoons though in a possibly all-new format (again- :))?

    Not commentin’, jes’ askin’.

    And you might wanna look at that “monetizing” thing Mr. Fitz’ mentioned…

  7. jcurtin says:

    You and Mr. Fitz might want to consider how one saves a site by monetizing it when the reason for closing it is the paucity of visitors? What, exactly, is the product to monetize that would have any appeal in that scenario?

    I am up-in-the-air about the cartoon at this point but, even as I typed that, a glimmer of idea burst forth.

  8. Rob Davis says:

    Even with only a few visitors you can make a few cents. That might make it worth keeping open.

    As for the idea–

  9. ---Guy says:

    No more “Mermaids”??!!?

    Guess I’ll have to go back to listening to Hannity.

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