Is this thing still on?

It’s been a while since I posted here and I’m a month away from having to decide what to do with the site. For those of you who don’t know, keeping a WordPress site active doesn’t come cheap and, unless you’re either incredibly tenacious or exceptionally lucky (I’m neither), a website doesn’t make you any money.

I’ve also found that while the outdoors is an underlying thread of most of the things I do, there’s a lot more I want to talk about. I’ve been battling with social media and mental health for the last year, while my meditation practice has developed immeasurably. I always imagined The Peaklander would be purely about the outdoors, but I’m wondering if there’s a place for that stuff here as well.

Does The Peaklander feel like an outdoors blog to you? Should it be kept that way so I can give the other topics focus elsewhere? Or would some additional rumination sit well amongst the outdoors stuff?

I’d love to know what you think. As far as I’m aware, barely anyone reads this and I’m entirely overthinking it. Of course, there’s always the alternative option: do nothing and sunset The Peaklander in February when the credit card is due to take its annual hit.

2 thoughts on “Is this thing still on?

  1. Definitely keep this up! If you don’t want the expense just move to the free platform (I’ve never paid for my blog) and accept the little ‘.wordpress.com’ URL. My blog started out as a theatre review site and has developed into anything and everything I need to get out in writing. Sometimes I write weekly, other times months go between posts. It doesn’t matter.
    Share your mental struggles as it encourages others (and also is a great way of coping). Explore the outdoors and indoors. Just keep writing! There are still those who read it, and you never know what it might inspire. And even if all your readers disappear, writing is a great and cathartic form of expression, so you’ll find it keeps helping you too.

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    1. Thanks so much, Tiffany, that’s really good advice and a great way of looking at it. I love that outlook on it… it’s the best reason I’ve heard yet to keep going with it. Thank you 🙂

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