I first want to express my sincere appreciation for all the feedback I received, next I'd like to announce that I have accepted Bloguin's offer to join their network.
I'm not sure when the transformation will begin, but I know they want to get started as soon as possible and I'm super pumped to get going.
I did want to address one issue as a number of readers expressed concern about Bloguin censoring me or the blog losing it's little guy feel.
Let me end that notion right now. The Bloguin people have assured me that I will be able to run the blog as I always have. They know what made this blog popular and that holding me back will only hurt them in the long run.
At the end of the day I could have continued the blog as is (which I had no problem with), but I'd always be behind the technology as I don't know how to create an App or a mobile version of the blog (which a lot of you complained about). I will now have those resources available to me to make TheNYRBlog experience that much better for my readers. A little extra cash doesn't hurt either.
Plus, I'll be able to setup my comments section so that they'll be no more anonymous posters!!!!
This was a real difficult decision for me as I love the blog and the community of readers it has attracted. The last thing I would ever want to do is ruin what we have here. Trust me I tried to find the negatives of moving and just couldn't come up with any. I promise you this will be an outstanding move not only for the blog but for it's dedicated readership as well.
If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.