why do all good things come to an end....?
I've had a pretty good run on here.
I started making my first tentative forays into blogging way back in March 2004. I was only playing around, so I picked the first name that popped into my head. It wasn't an especially original name, but it was one that I'd been using on a few forums when just mucking around and not wanting to use my actual name. I quite liked Charlie Higson's SwissToni character from the Fast Show, so I just used that. Blogging, as the real Swiss might have said, was very much like making love to a beautiful woman... or something like that.
There was no way I could have known how much of my life was going to get sucked into blogging and, almost before I knew where I was, I was stuck with an online identity I wasn't massively fond of and I didn't really think there was anything much I could do about it.
Well, I'd like to think I've come a long way since then, both as a blogger and as a person. I think the time has come for me to grasp the bull by the horns and just get rid of this millstone by changing my online identity.
I'm still not going for my real name, or anything silly like that. In fact, I'm not moving very far at all. From today, I'm shifting from "SwissToni" to "Swisslet". It's a name that I think Lizzie first came up with a few years ago, and it's sort of stuck. It's not very different, but at least it's all my own.
This blog will stay here, but I likely won't be updating it any more.
Instead, you can join me at Swisslet.com
I've gone and got my own domain and everything, but I've moved all the posts from here over to the new site, so really it will just be more of the same at a new address. I've taken the opportunity to refresh my antique template too, whilst I'm at it and to generally have a play around to try to freshen things up a bit (although if anyone fancies tweaking my old blog header so that it has the new name on it, then that would be great!)
Mind you, I'll probably still sign all my comments as ST out of sheer force of habit.....
It's not a big deal, but if you could update your links and stuff, that would be lovely.
Just to show how mature the new me really is, I'll even finish with a quote from the Bible without frothing at the mouth in righteous atheist fury.....
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things"