Livejournal.com is losing favour with many, mostly since they implemented a pop-up ad that either makes viewers wait to load a page or refresh to avoid waiting. Both options are equally annoying, not to mention the fact that having ads on a blog immediately calls into question the notion of whether or not the advertiser has any influence over posted reviews. I understand the need for revenue generation, but being forced to transfer from a blog without any ads to one with them seems unscrupulous.
So, while I am sad to be leaving, I’ve very happy to announce my new aptly named and more stylish blog, Affairs of Ink over at wordpress.com.
I’ve already copied some book reviews, a few posts dealing with my own poetry, and the coverage thus far of the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival. The only other content I’ll be transferring from the livejournal.com account will be the rest of the book reviews and the coverage from the 2008 Dodge festival. All new posts will be strictly on Affairs of Ink, starting with an introductory post and followed by the next Dodge poetry panel review. So reset your bookmarks, and my continuing thanks to those who read and comment.