For reasons that I can’t go into, I am having to close this site for a while. I want to allow people to take and copy information that they might want or need from it and will open it up over the next few days but please do bear in mind that I’ll probably have to shut down again pretty soon. I had to go both here and from Twitter very quickly without an opportunity to say ‘Goodbye’ properly and I’m sorry for that. I am taking a risk by writing this but it’s something I felt I had to do and I ask any readers to try to understand that I had strong reasons behind it. I wouldn’t just ‘throw away’ over three and a half years of work easily or quickly without a reason.
I’d rather not ‘go’ like this to be honest but sometimes things happen and we don’t always have ways to ‘control’ them.
I hope I’ll be able to be back in some form.
Thanks everyone for your support over the years.
I’ll still be writing and ranting but just finding other places and I’m not precluding a return here either in the future but I don’t want to make any promises either.
It’s been a fantastic journey and I’ve really learnt a lot about the value and pains of social media, social networking and building links across sites and systems. It’s helped me so much and mostly it’s helped me grow as a professional. On the other hand, this experience has taught me a very useful new lesson to add to my potential opus about the way that systems, social media, anonymity and jealousies work in the world of ‘social media’ and ‘faceless communication’.
I’m thinking about working on an off-line project with a number of strands just because not-writing is more difficult than writing. One is a series of essays and examples of putting different social work theories into a practical context and explain with a lot of anonymised case studies how important theory is in informing the work I do both explicitly and implicitly and the other is a series of guides for social media and technology specifically in social care and social work.
Other projects (including this blog) remain on hold.
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