Well, friends, it’s been a fun and rewarding experiment. Two months of getting to know each other better, sharing experiences when we were physically apart, and making new connections. But as of today, Another Sunny Day will once again become a personal blog authored by me. It has been two weeks since anyone (other than me) has posted something on ASD, and I think it’s about time to end the group blogging experiment that we began this past December.
I want to, first, thank everyone who wrote entries for ASD and shared their experiences and feelings with their friends, the greater Wesleyan community, and the world. Our readership was large, and growing, for the past two months that we tried this group blogging experiment, and we had lots of people reading (or, at least, taking a peek) outside of just those who contributed entries. Students at Wes from each class year—’07, ’08, ’09, and 2010—visited, oftentimes coming back many times. People from several states read our entries, as well as students from a myriad of other schools, including BU, Duke, RPI, Salve Regina, Fullerton, Northwestern, and UMBC. We had visitors from Japan, the UK, and Sweden, among other places. (Can you tell I like analyzing the site’s log files?) I’d call our experiment a success.
Second, I want to invite you all to contribute some final entries, if you’d like. Your accounts are still at Author level, and you have all the privileges that you have always had to publish new posts and edit your old ones. Everything has been archived off-site, and so—though I strongly discourage it—you can delete any entries you’d rather not have posted on the Internet for the rest of eternity (or, at least, the lifespan of Another Sunny Day). But again, as a collection of our thoughts, emotions, and experiences over the past two months, I’d really hate to see any part of ASD removed.
After a short period of time, the current Author accounts will be changed to Subscriber accounts, which means you will still be able to sign in, design a profile, and comment on posts. If anyone would still like to contribute to Another Sunny Day by writing entries, that can be easily (and happily) arranged.
Perhaps this group blogging experiment will be resurrected in the future (summer break, maybe). I think that, for the time that everyone was engaged in actively contributing, we learned a lot about each other and catalogued a lot of memories that I hope we will all find valuable and worth remembering. In another year, we can stroll through the archives and remember all the fun times we had through the first half of sophomore year.
So again, to everyone who contributed—and those who visited to read our thoughts: thanks. It’s been fun.
And of course, don’t forget that Another Sunny Day will continue to be frequently updated with my own musings, observations, and experiences. Keep coming back!