In case you're wondering, Spatter's taken on a new look. It's called "free". As a freebie, gone are the font choices, the ability to schedule posts to be published ahead of time, and of course, the customized look and links I had. I downgraded because I saw no reason to keep giving Typepad money for a tool that I'm barely using.
Spatter has been in existence for over four years and during that span it's served me well...both as a creative outlet and as a vehicle for meeting some really great people. Call it a sign of the times, but it's been becoming a bit obsolete for me and the reasons to keep Spatter going are waning:
- I'm finding Facebook is mostly fine for my "spatter" and I now spend most of my time interacting there and on Flickr. People interact with me more there too. In fact, most established blogger friends are on Facebook and I see them there more than I do on our respective blogs.
- And Spatter has become mostly a re-post of my photography with links to Flickr. It's become redundant most of the time.
Still, it's hard to abandon my "baby"...the vehicle that was born when my creative juices were reborn. and I do still think there's a place for an archive of my life. For those reasons...and because there's a group of friends who, for now at least, only keep up with me via Spatter, I downgraded in lieu of cancelling. The new format isn't as pretty and isn't as capable, but I think it'll do.