I was content to continue this free blog indefinitely. I found out, however, that WordPress adds ads to the bottom of blog posts published under their free site. I never saw them, which is likely due to an ad blocker on my browser (highly recommended). Ads are understandable on free services, though, but I still don’t like that I can’t control them.
Since I have a choice, one that is still free for now, I have begun MattOlmstead.com and plan to post there, suspending the action here. Most of my traffic comes from Facebook, which means that almost all the readers of this blog don’t need to care. But there’s the information anyway.
In the new site, I have incorporated a family site for my wife to populate with videos and information (HT to my friend Andy Naselli and his web designer for the idea). It is public for now.
See you over there!
And I’m blogging again. Kind of. At some point in the future, I want to use this as a medium for teaching and interacting with thoughts of the day in Christianity. Right now, though, I merely want to keep people up to date on my situation and thoughts.
This site will be limited to thoughts on Christianity, theology, and other areas that affect ministry and community life. While I may occasionally post something of a personal nature, by and large that information will be limited to here where my wife keeps people up to date on my family.
One more note: The comments on the blog will remain closed for the time being. While I agree that interaction is a good sharpening tool, I do not have the time to interact or monitor comments—not to mention deal with the insane amount of spam that comes through. I’m sympathetic to Dave Doran‘s thoughts on comments. Of course, comments can be posted on Facebook, and I’ll interact with those. Perhaps some day there will be time for comments on this blog.