I cannot believe that this blog is five years old. I’ll never know what moved me that day to write a few hundred words about the early 90s show Beavis and Butthead and publish the piece on a WordPress blog called “Schlabadoo.” But whatever it was, be it muse or daemon or the ancient Babylonian god Marduk, the same force is moving me to start blogging on a self-hosted site with my own name in the URL. Five years ago I thought blogging on a site named after myself would be too vain. And then, later on, when I started getting a lot of followers, I thought, “Well, maybe I don’t care about being too vain, but I don’t want to lose all my followers and all that Google juice I’ve built up.”
I’ve given this a lot of thought. 3,860 followers is a lot of people to inconvenience, and pulling a switch on Google is not something one does lightly. But I have a plan, and moving to this new site is part of that plan. I really hope you understand.
Thank you everyone who has read and followed and commented and shared. And thank you WordPress, for letting me blog here for free; y0u run one heckuva platform. Blogging has been great here at Schlabadoo, and the blogging is going to continue. It is just going to continue somewhere else. From now on, markkaplowitz.com is where new blog posts shall be posted. A link to the new posts will still be posted here, but I hope to see you over there. All the best – MK
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