I started Literary Austin in 2010 as a way to engage with the local literary community when I didn’t feel that I yet had a place in it. When I was still trying to find my place as a literary citizen, this blogging project allowed me the chance to explore events and connect with people. For a while, it sustained me.
Now, however, the blog is sitting dormant. I haven’t updated since March. The list of regular events is out of date. And while I keep saying I’m going to work on it again, the fact is that my writing life has taken me in other directions. I’ve found other projects. My energies never come back to Literary Austin.
The domain needs to be renewed in November. It’s all through WordPress, and I think it’s something like $26, so it’s not a huge chunk of change. It’s not about the money; it’s that this blog has not been at the top of my priority list in months, and when I think about it, I don’t see that changing anytime soon. It was great while it lasted, but it’s not where my focus is anymore.
That being said, if someone wants to take the reigns, contact me. I’d be happy to pass it on. If not, no worries. It was great while it lasted. But sometimes, even the stuff we love has to come to an end.