a short post – making clear what will be happening with the rRV blog and to clear up any misunderstanding
Not retiring : retiring the rediscovering Ripleyville blog – slowly
I received one almost immediate response to my ‘Beginning of the End’ post about the rediscovering Ripleyville blog. It assumed I was ‘retiring’. For some of those who were of working age during the Thatcher years, retiring now isn’t an option, except to real or relative poverty. It is not something I will be choosing.
As I stated in the previous post;
I will still be researching the Victorian history of the area and writing about it.
… new or consolidated findings about Ripley Ville or Ripley Ville related topics will not be published on this web-site and blog.
So I’m not retiring; the rediscovering Ripleyville blog is being ‘retired’. Even this won’t happen until the target of 110 or so posts is reached, so it will be ‘retired’ slowly – going out not with a bang but a whimper.
In the interim and until draft or planned posts are published, the rediscovering Ripley Ville web-site and blog will remain accessible. This guarantee is subject to the conditions I outlined in the previous post.
Slimming down and re-orientating commitments
I am, however, slimming down and re-orientating my commitments for the more immediate future; the next 6 to 12 months.
So contrary to previous plans, I am now making no immediate plans for;
- a new ‘Ripleyville’ web-site (or sites)
- work on print or e-publications with a focus exclusively on Ripley Ville, Bowling Dyeworks, the Ripleys, or H W Ripley in particular
The reasons will be made clear in the post that follows but as ever such decisions depend on limits of time and resources.