New blog

It is with a surprising amount of sadness that I announce my personal space on the web will be moving again.

The Argus Leader is launching a redesigned website that will include in-house blogs to replace our tumblr blogs.

I didn’t realize it until I was told the news, but I had become pretty attached to this format. It’s easy to use, easy to read — I even once wrote an entire blog post about AJ Pierzynski — with photos — from my phone while drinking a few beers at a Canaries game. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that anymore.

My new spot on the web is argusleader.com/blog/mattzimmer. That will be where I’ll be doing most of my online work going forward.

I say ‘most’, because this blog won’t be deleted, and as such I may still use it from time to time. I’m not sure how exactly, but at the very least it will remain as an archive. Maybe I’ll find something creative or non-work related that can go there. We’ll see.

As for the new blogs, and our website, I imagine you’ll find it a tad unwieldy at first — people always do. I don’t know if there’s ever been a web redesign that people didn’t complain about.

And to be honest, I know I’m going to miss certain aspects of this blog. I like its simplicity and cleanliness. The focus is on the words, which is why it’s such a good format for someone who tends to confuse the word ‘blog’ with ‘2,000 word essay’.

The new digs are flashier and more colorful. Eventually you’ll get used to it, and if you’re a reader who hated tumblr for being dull and gray, you’ll probably like it.

So anyway, see you at the new site. And always save a special place in your heart for ZimTown.