Friday, November 4, 2022

Stay Tuned . . .

Thanks to all of you that took the time to weigh in on the previous post. I really appreciate the thoughtful feedback as well as the many reminders of why I started this blog in the first place: to be a journal ("[we]b log") of the construction of my layout depicting railroading in the southern Connecticut River Valley during the late 1940s.

While Facebook admittedly (and aggressively/intentionally) makes it super easy to post and get feedback, many of you reminded me of what irritates me most about FB (in addition to the usual complaints :^) - I ultimately do not own or control the content. I'm creating content for FB. Of course, there's some "payback" in the comments, "likes", and the community that it creates - but ultimately it's not designed to be what this blog has been: a documentation of my layout's "journey" (as Marty put it) and a nicely archived encyclopedia of techniques that I can easily find and refer back to.

So, having checked in with the folks here - and again, my sincere "thank you" for the input - I'll be refocusing my efforts here. While I'm tempted follow the example of many in totally getting off FB (even the thought of that makes me smile %^), maintaining the Valley Local group there does have some value (e.g. it's great for posting a quick question during construction and getting instant answers and feedback).

But I'll be posting here primarily going forward, so stay tuned for more content coming your way. Hopefully it doesn't become too much - but as some others commented, the blog should ultimately be for my benefit and archive. If others get some value out of it, that's awesome but not necessary.

And it looks like I have a lot to catch up on - I can't believe that my last substantive layout-related post was about layout skirting way back on August 28(!). And for those of you who aren't on FB, you may be surprised at the amount of progress I've made (heh - and the rabbit holes I've gone down) over the past couple of months.

I'm looking forward to sharing it here with anybody that's willing to come along for the ride!

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