Why this blog has been so quiet and attention to all Facebook followers

18 Jul

OK, first things first… I know this blog has been awfully quiet lately. Well I did not get much done really. For one I was suffering from a serious case of painters block for a couple of weeks now. So while I painted my French infantry, I did not get enough done to finish the whole unit. So nothing to show on that front.
Instead I resorted to things like cleaning minis and resin buildings or working on my river boards. Most of those boards are done, but the ones with the bridges and with the ford still need some work to be done and I want to show them all at once. So again… Nothing to show on that front either.
Now if you say that this does not sound like much work… Well you are right. Work (this does not refer to the hobby, but rather to the job that pays the bills) has been a nightmare over the past few weeks, too. High tide was last week when I had to work nearly 58 hours plus an aggregate 12 hour commute. That hardly left time for anything really. Yes, I know there are laws against that, but that does not mean my boss cares!


Anyway… There was this message to Facebook followers. I know there is a fair number of people who follow this blog via Facebook. While I do not always see big use in Facebook, I know that most of the people on my friends list come from the wargaming community and also that a fair number follow this blog that way. That being said… I do not really like all those new search functions Facebook is implementing these days. I have decided to have my Facebook account deleted by the end of August. Yes deleted, not just hibernated. So if you use Facebook to follow this blog, please make sure that you switch to either subscribing to this blog via eMail (see upper right hand side), through WordPress (if you have and account), via the RSS feed or any other way you can think of. Sorry if this causes you a hassle and thanks if you choose to stay on board anyway!


Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Computers, General


15 responses to “Why this blog has been so quiet and attention to all Facebook followers

  1. The Angry Lurker

    July 18, 2013 at 19:19

    Of course we’ll stay on board, shit happens mate.


  2. Ray

    July 18, 2013 at 19:30

    No probs Burkhard, you gotta do what you gotta do!!!


    • Burkhard

      July 19, 2013 at 06:57

      THX Ray and Fran!

      I think it is somewhat ironic. My problem is virtually the exact opposite of the one you are having. If only we could divide things up and make all three of us happy!


  3. cstoesen

    July 18, 2013 at 19:32

    Facebook continues to make puzzling decisions. The whole time line thing irritated me. But its ok as I rarely visit it. Keep up the good work on your blog.


    • Burkhard

      July 19, 2013 at 06:59

      Thanks, I shall try my best to do so. Regarding Facebook… functions like this timeline irritate me as well. I have a feeling it is actually harder to follow things this way!


  4. Michael Awdry

    July 18, 2013 at 21:27

    I can fully understand the reasons behind moving away from Facebook; I have to confess that I have always been wary of it and deleted my own account.


    • Burkhard

      July 19, 2013 at 07:00

      It is funny. I was rather expecting my decision to be against the trend, but judging by the comments it is not!


  5. Monty

    July 18, 2013 at 22:47

    No worries. Work pays the bills so you have to do what you must do.

    I don’t like FB myself. That is a long story (or post!).


    • Burkhard

      July 19, 2013 at 07:02

      I would just hope for a better work / life balance!

      If your Facebook story is as funny as your road trip story… really looking forward to you posting about it!


  6. vonpeterhimself

    July 19, 2013 at 03:28

    Here’s hoping the work thing simmers down and the hobby thing picks up. Sometimes you just have to swim with the tide for a while. Just keep your head above the water!! 8O)

    It sounds like there are a few interesting posts on their way … eventually.

    Facebook has always been anathema to me. I guess I’m just old fashioned! I didn’t even realise that you ran a Facebook account. So on both counts I have no care in the world as to what you do with it!! 8O))

    von Peter himself


    • Burkhard

      July 19, 2013 at 07:09

      Just hope the tide does not pull me under. Still do not feel completely up to it after the sudden hearing loss last month. Just glad that I shall be off work (holidays) for most of next month!

      I usually kept my Facebook account under tabs. Over recent years employers have developed a habit of looking their employees up and I always felt these things should not be mixed, so I have kelpt it strictly private. But I think I for one will hardly miss it!


  7. grantdyck

    July 20, 2013 at 03:11

    I think the end of facebook is a good thing. I closed my account years ago and have never looked back.

    Makes more time for your excellent blog, Burkhard! Good luck!


  8. Dean

    July 21, 2013 at 17:46

    No hassles for me, Burkhard. I’ve got you on my blog list. Best wishes – hobby, work and otherwise. Dean


    • Burkhard

      July 21, 2013 at 18:38

      That is great Dean. I knew you are on my Facebook friends list and I have to admit, that I would have hate to loose you as a reader!


  9. Burkhard

    September 7, 2013 at 14:01

    OK, the connection with Facebook has now been severed!



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