After some really good comments here and on Twitter, I decided to stick with WordPress for Geek Fitness instead of migrating to Tumblr.
You guys brought up some compelling points to stick with WP, not the least of which being the comment system that WP uses–even with Disqus comments, Tumblr just doesn’t compete.
In addition, the minor bit of research I did shows that Tumblr sites are miserable for getting search engine traffic, and since Tumblr isn’t my main social platform (that would be Twitter), I’d be hindering new readers finding the place.
Which is bad on two counts:
- I have a Geek Fitness project in the works (at the most preliminary stage) that depends on readers easily finding the site.
- I have received multiple emails recently from readers who found Geek Fitness through searches, and each email indicated how nice it was to have someone with whom they could personally communicate for advice/help.
And that’s what all this is about–helping people. If people won’t read or can’t find a Tumblr site, then the whole point is moot.
So yeah, Geek Fitness is going nowhere new. And there was much rejoicing.
In Other News
I’m going to straight-up apologize right now: I’m sorry this blog became pretty much inactive over the past couple of months. And that’s pretty crappy. So I’m going to fix that.
Like I said, I have a project in mind that will utilize the site (no ETA on when I can announce that, but just know it’s there), and my fitness and workout routines have pretty much mirrored the activity level of the blog.
When I was blogging regularly, I was running and lifting regularly. When I got stupidly and ridiculously busy with the end of the semester, the release of Birthright and Nimbus, and a few other personal issues, I stopped blogging and working out like I had been.
I stalled in my running, I lost a lot of progress with my asthma, and I had to notch myself back down to a previous weight with dumbbells. Luckily, my weight didn’t start to creep back up (still within the same 3-pound margin I allow myself), but I did get a bit fluffier in various places.
Writing for Geek Fitness kept me accountable. It kept me motivated. And I hope that it helped you, too. So if my falling off the wagon hurt your progress at all, I’m sorry. Truly.
I’m going to make it up to us both. Just wait and see.
As always, thanks for your support and your feedback. And if you have any questions or comments, you know what to do.