Moving

I am beginning an intense project that will take up most of my time over the next few weeks: moving Fictional Worlds. For the time being I will only be posting the regular scheduled prompts and interviews.

I have chosen to leave Orble for several reasons. This is a very sad decision for me to make and with it comes the end of an era (at least as far as my writing journey is concerned).

When I first joined Orble, I was immediately struck by the community. My very first blog post was given a warm welcome from a blogger named David, who has been gone from Orble for over a year now. I quickly made some friends here and it is those friends who kept me at this blogging thing-people like Katyzzz (http://www.mspaintart.com/) and Jeanne (http://www.writersnotes.net/)These people will always have a special place in my heart and I feel that they have been incredibly important to my blogging journey.

Since joining Orble I feel that I have seen the strength of the community fade, on both a small and large scale. While some key people have remained and continued to make Orble a great place, many have left and the new bloggers have not necessarily been up to par. One particular incident that struck me was when a new Orble blogger sent me a personal message asking for advice on her blog. I went to her blog to find that she had not proofread her work and had left it full of spelling and grammar errors, and that on top of that her blog had no focus and no real meaning. She was very offended when I told her to correct her spelling. I remember a time when, in general, Orble bloggers knew how to spell. I would like to think that they still do. I am starting to worry that this is not the case.

I sincerely hope that those of you who have joined me here at Orble will continue to follow my blogging journey. I also hope that those of you here at Orble who remain will know that I do not speak with the intention of slandering Orble in any way. But I do feel that it is time to find a place of my own, even if I have to carve it out of the web.

I would like to say thank you to Orble, to Jon, to Katyzzz and to Jeanne for showing me how great blogging can be. Thanks for all of your support. I hope that my relationship with Orble will continue to be beneficial to both of us even as the moving process occurs. It is with great sadness that I prepare to take my leave.

But it is also the holiday season, a time of change and a time to remember. I will never forget Orble nor my friends here, and I hope that the new year will bring me a wonderful new place and many new successes.