itauthor.com was my technical writing blog for many years. I started it just as a place to note down stuff related to my job that I knew I’d forget if I didn’t write down. Sharing it with anyone else who might be interested was a beneficial by-product of WordPress. However, over several years I started to put an increasing amount of my personal time into the blog and started looking at my site visit statistics and trying to increase them by writing blog posts that I thought might attract attention, and by doing all the things you’re supposed to do to improve your Google ranking. And it worked. But there came a day when I thought: I’ve put a lot of time and effort into this, and I’m not getting paid to do this, and there are plenty things I could be doing in my own time that I’d enjoy much more. What am I doing?

So I stopped writing blog posts and started using Microsoft OneNote.

Maybe I’ll start blogging again some time, who knows. But if I do, it will be a very different type of blog to what ITauthor.com turned into in its later years. In the nearer future, however, I will probably let my web hosting payments lapse and ITauthor.com will disappear, the way that things on the internet do just disappear: into the ether. Until then, purely for reasons of personal nostalgia, I’ve archived the old ITauthor.com site and, should you be curious, you can see it at old.itauthor.com.

Alistair Christie