Today I returned to work. Walking out of the door this morning was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my entire life; I felt like I was abandoning my daughter. Of course, I wasn’t… and she enjoyed her day with her Nannies (my mum and Lou) so barely noticed I’d gone. Work was OK and the day went fairly fast. Doesn’t mean I am looking forward to tomorrow but at least I didn’t cry. ;)
Anyway, I was sat at my desk banging out code when I started thinking about my own sites. I actually surprised myself over how… uh… ‘unbothered’ (better word?) I am over the little empire I’ve built for myself. I seemed to have this expectation pre-Izz that I’d have her, and somehow be able to continue as normal with my sites (both the time and financial aspect!) As it turns out, I barely have time to wipe my arse let alone maintain code and databases etc. Further to that, my interests are so ridiculously different it’s crazy.
I know I’ve said this before (time and time again) but I am going to cut right back. I have an exam in a few days I’ve not revised for, work, 2+ websites at home on the go PLUS, of course, Isabel. It’s not physically possible to fit all that in… unless I want to give up sleep.
Firstly, I’m ending development on Bella[Buffs/Buzz/Blocks]. If anyone wants to adopt these scripts from me, please get in touch and we can discuss. Providing I trust your ability and intentions I will redirect all relevant traffic to your site/s.
I will be handing power of rev.iew.me over to a few selected moderators (whom I’ll choose myself) for the time being.
I am going on long term hiatus from the quilting bee; technical support will be offered as normal but Melissa will be taking my place as Queen until further notice. I am confident in her affection for and dedication to the club :)
The ‘new’ tutorialtastic will be pushed live as a priority.
Snark manages itself/is well supported by current mods so will be fine as-is
NinjaLinks development is on hold but both it and my mail form will be moved to my ‘professional’ domain, jemturner.co.uk. My PHP/SEO/etc posts from over the years will be following suit asap (which gives me a space to talk work without boring non-geeks). As a consequence, this site will become more personal focused: family, life, cats, rambling, etc (which gives me a space to talk mummy without boring the geeks). There will likely still be a certain amount of geek going on, but that’s just unavoidable as it’s who I am. :p
Err… I think that’s it for now. May cull further? Don’t know yet. Phew. Letting go is hard work.