After nearly a five-year hiatus, I decided to resume blogging. The timing is right: with upcoming stories nearing publication and other creative projects in the chute, I needed a ‘homebase’ for my writing, personal and professional. I had considered Facebook but can’t stand the twee/cloying barrage of kissie badges, winks, pokes and deluge of Mafia War invites. Swartzfeger.com could be resurrected, but I’m too lazy to muck with .asp or spend the time to convert my server over to linux/apache/php — plus ‘vanity’ URLs seem so self-referential/narcissistic/early 00’s to me. WordPress seems to be the perfect balance of form and function. And it’s free.