It is with sadness that I make the following announcement.
For those of you who regularly read this blog, you may remember that I moved into a house I purchased in April 2009. It was an exciting time for me and my family. Due to the ever increasing prices of houses in Sydney (Australia) I couldn’t even dream of buying a house in the area in which I lived, so it meant I had to move out of the metropolitan area. This is turn meant that I would have to commute to work each day – a two hour trip each way.
As I’ve mentioned several times over the months, the travelling isn’t all bad. I have turned that time into precious writing and reading time. So things are good in that regard. I’m not overly keen on getting up at 5am and getting home at 7pm though. But, I’ll survive because at the end of the day I’ll have my own home.
Anyway, buying a house is a wonderful thing. For me, it offers a form of security for when I retire (because by then the house should be paid off and I won’t be trying to find rent money on the miserly pension I’ll probably be on). But, paying a mortgage can be difficult, especially for a one income family. Now that the global crisis is reportedly over, the interest rates are going up, up, up and I’m finding I have to tighten the belt a bit.
For this reason, I have looked at my finances and have decided that as paying for domain names and web-hosting is a pure luxury, the pleasure of hosting my own website must come to an end. I tried to use affiliates to raise a bit of money toward this expense, but as everyone is thinking and doing the same thing, there’s little to no money to be made in that area (or maybe I’m just no good at it). Anyway, I can no longer afford this bill, as small as it might be, and I have no choice but to move the blog to a hosted service.
This is, in fact, the last post I will make at this location even though the website will remain in place for several months. All future postings will be made at the following url:
If you have been kind enough to link to this website, I would greatly appreciate it if you could update the link to point to the new site, at your earliest convenience.
I hope you will follow me over to my new desk where everything will continue on as usual.