All Good Things

They say that all good things must come to an end, and while that's a massive stinking cliché, it rings true when I talk about Old Glasgow. 

I've been running my own wee history website for two and a half years now and have loved every minute of it. It's been a really personal journey for me, connecting with the city I live in and trying to educate myself about its people and history while trying to work out what makes it tick. 

Recently though, I've felt that I haven't been giving it enough attention. With other projects beginning to take off, Old Glasgow has been on the back burner more often than I'd like and certainly more often than I'm proud to admit and to that end I decided to close it down.

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who had read the site, asked me questions, come along on tours and followed the social media accounts, so I posted this to the site:

This is, without a doubt, one of the saddest things I’ve ever had to write but before I get into a massive, dribbling missive let me sum it up for those of you with SEO on the mind. As of today, Old Glasgow is has come to an end.

There are quite a few reasons for me stopping doing the blog. One is time, between work and home, I don’t have enough time to dedicate to the site any more and rather than see it stagnate and wither away to nothing, I’ve decided to tell you all that it’s going away and then dance gleefully into the sunset. The site has gone from being a wee hobby, to being almost a full time job, and back into a hobby over the last couple of years, and I’ve loved pretty much every second of it.

Over the two and a half years I’ve been doing Old Glasgow I have been incredibly humbled by all the support I’ve received from people who loved the style of the site and what I was trying to do. This site has always been a labour of love, not about making money building a profile and I’m delighted to see people have really connected with its message.

You’ll still be able to read the site in its archive form on oldglasgow.tumblr.combut it will no longer be updated.

To those of you who have taken the time to read the site, like the Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, and all the good stuff which goes along with running a site like this, thank you so much. Each and every one of you are brilliant.