Update your bookmarks, readers, and perhaps even your address book – And Then We Laughed has a new address…
Whelp – this blog is just about to run out of the allotted free server space, which means that I have a decision to make.
- Stop blogging. Let’s be real – it’s not like I’ve been blogging regularly in recent years. Perhaps it is time for me to hang up my proverbial blogging hat.
- Move to a self-hosted platform. Eh. I don’t really want to have to pay to blog. And since I have no desire to make money via blogging, it seems silly to pay when there are plenty of free options.
- Delete old posts. I could clear up space and delete non-meaningful posts. This option does seem unnecessary and like a lot of work.
- Start another ‘free’ blog and archive this one. In full disclosure, this is the option I am most learning toward. I would call the new blog And Then We Laughed and the domain http://www.andthenwelaughed.com would direct to the new blog. The only thing that would change would be the actual web address. And the archives would remain on this space.
The horrifying events from earlier this week have caused me to fall even deeper into my own little world. The fact that life continued on like normal despite the largest mass shooting on US soil in history just happened is absolutely baffling. The reasonable portion of my brain understands that this is necessary. But the emotional and slightly illogical side of me is screaming “Does this not bother anyone else?!?” The most terrifying aspect of it all is that this won’t be known as the largest mass shooting on US soil for long. It will become the second. And then the third. And then it will slowly be erased from our memories – only to be sparked in the future by a late-night Wikipedia wormhole.
However, I believe in humanity. I believe in good. I have to. I believe that light will triumph over darkness. The hundreds of stories that emerged from the terror showcased love, compassion, courage, and so much more about the human spirit that has yet to be summed up by words.
Because I don’t know what else to say, I guess I’ll close with my favorite pensive Tom Petty song, Angel Dream.
Sing a little song of loneliness
Sing one to make me smile
Another round for everyone
I’m here for a little while