Thank You So Very Much, WordPress…

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(Zentangle(R)-inspired illustration by yours truly…)

     Well, this happens to be the final week for me as a blogger, but not just any blogger, but a blogger for the company that has got me started on my journey into this world of blogging in the first place that has helped me to grow into the writer that I am today; That company in which I am about to mention right now I none other than WordPress…
WordPress was launched on May 27th, 2003, which means that this company is now 16 years strong! WordPress was founded by two incredible men by the name of Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little; and if you want to know what WordPress is, it happens to be a factory that makes webpages, while it is a core analogy that is designed to clarify what WordPress is as well as does.

     The users who have been using WordPress for years, including myself, install and switch among different themes, in which allows users to change the look and functionality of their own WordPress site without altering the code or site content. At least one theme is to be present at every WordPress site, and each and every theme must be designed using the standards of WordPress with structured PHP, valid HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

     WordPress got its start in 2003 as a joint effort between Mullenweg and Little, as a way to create a fork of b2; a friend of Mullenweg’s that goes by the name of Christine Selleck Tremoulet suggested the name that would become and would still be in use today: WordPress.

     There happens to be a lot more to cover about this great web-and-blog-hosting company than what this post could ever will, so may I suggest that you go to www.wikipedia.org and just look up “WordPress”. Meanwhile, I am so very grateful to this fine company who has helped get me started on expressing myself through my own written words and artwork; but alas, all good things have to come to an end sometime, and my time at WordPress shall be coming to an end this Friday, June 14th. Those of you who have been following my blog just now would very much like to hear this news again: Back in March, I made the announcement that I would be shutting down my blog for good and leaving WordPress after 6 ½ years to shift my focus on my food service job as well as me being an author this month, which the date is, again, June 14th. And then afterward, I shall take down everything on this blog on June 30th and then remove everything else for good.

     I wish with all of my heart and soul that I would continue blogging forever; but the truth of the matter is, there are things in this life that are more important than blogging, and that happens to be my food service job at Sodexo at the Dover Air Force Base in Dover, DE, and that job has brought me good money. Plus, my creative well has run dry, blog post-wise, and I feel that I should now put my main focus on my food service job as well as me being an author.

     But make no mistake: I have enjoyed blogging right from the very start at my blog’s launch, right on until the end. It will be ever so sad to say goodbye to blogging, but I have to put important things in front of me now, and therefore, I must put my concentration on those two important things, while I would also be putting my focus on one other important thing: My family.

     Well, the reason for that is this: My relationship with my family just isn’t what it used to be when they brought me in back in 2011; but ever since that time, my relationship with them has been having us drift further apart, I think, but not only that, they just do not want to talk fully about what is going on with them, with their emotions, etc. But in spite of this, I have not given up on trying to get through to my family, so before I make plans to move away, I am going to keep on trying.

     Anyway, I am happy and glad to have a company as wonderful as WordPress to help me shape into an artist that I am today, and artist who has a way with words; I shall thank them fully in my final post on Friday.

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