I haven't been updating this blog lately. Instead I've been focusing my energy on my news site River Edges.
But I've had this blog for a long time (since around 2000), and haven't had the heart to migrate to another platform completely. I emphasize that it would be a platform switch because the main problem with this site is that it uses a blog management system, Moveable Type, that has fallen by the wayside. It's not well maintained, and the available plugins are limited.
Moveable type was one of the first content management systems for blogging. When it launched, it was state-of-the-art. Now, however, the dominant content management system is Wordpress.
Wordpress has an active development community and is available on most major hosting sites. What that means is that if I want to add a feature to a site I'm running, for instance a polling widget, there are often dozens of plugins for Wordpress, while on Moveable Type I'm lucky if I can find one usable and well maintained one.
But I'm not going to abandon this blog. River Edges is a very specialized site. It's a hyperlocal news site for the communities on both sides of the Chattahoochee, from Smyrna and Bolton on the north, to Six Flags and Adamsville on the south.
I've strictly held my articles on River Edges to those boundaries, and avoided writing the opinion pieces and general observations about living in Atlanta that I've been doing here for the past 15 years.
So I'm going to use this blog to write about things I want to say, but that don't relate directly to the geographical area I'm covering on River Edges.
I'll resume writing about many of the things I love: New Urbanism, environmental issues, historic preservation, pop culture, cemeteries, music, and anything else that pops into my head.
I'm going to mirror the things I write here on River Edges, once I find a simple way to do it. It will be called something like "The Editor's Blog".
I've enjoyed writing this blog for the past fifteen years, and intend to regularly update the content here, with the eccentric stuff you've come to expect. I've learned a lot about the subjects I love in the course of those years, and I hope you have, too.