Notice of closure

Monday, July 22nd 2019

Update, August 26th 2019

Since closing this blog, I have decided to start a new one. You will find it at this URL: https://silvercat.home.blog.

I will run this new blog almost entirely from my iPhone, using photos taken with the iPhone, and some supplied by Tigger (my mentor in iPhone photography 🙂 ). By blogging “on the hoof”, I hope to be able to keep up to date and avoid creating a backlog. The first post on the new blog, Introduction, explains all this in more detail.

A number of people have left comments or sent me emails thanking me for my posts here over the years. I am very grateful for these kind messages and hope that I can thank you all in a small way by publishing the new blog.

End of Update


Following on from my previous post, I am writing, with a certain degree of sadness, to say that I have decided that the time has come to discontinue this blog. The labour of catching up with the backlog while reporting on new outings has come to exceed the time and energy at my disposal and to be a source of anxiety.

When I started the blog in Septmber 2006, it was an experiment to see what this activity called ‘blogging’ was all about. I could not have guessed then that I would still be maitaining it in 2019. It became a hobby and something more than that.

I am grateful to those who have left comments over the years expressing their writers’ appreciation of my photos and accounts of the places visited. These comments were read with pleasure and gave me encouragement to continue.

I maintained the blog for the pleasure that it gave me but recently it has more and more become a chore rather than a pleasure and that, it seems to me, indicates that it is time to withdraw gracefully.

So many of the blogs I have followed in the past simply fell silent or disappeared, leaving their readers puzzled as to their fate and that of their authors. I have preferred to avoid ‘dead blog syndrome’ by explicitly announcing closure. I will leave the blog visible for a while and will probably shut it down after an interval to be decided.

In the meantime, anyone who wishes to contact me may do so by leaving a comment or using the contact form or email address reached by the link Contact me here in the sidebar.

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About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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14 Responses to Notice of closure

  1. valhunnisett7119 says:

    Quite understand your closing the blog – will what is there still be visible – so much of it is interesting. Regards Val Hunnisett

  2. BFG says:

    I’m really sorry to hear this. I have yet to read more than a tiny fraction of your entries and if I have a vote, I vote for you keeping the blog up for a decade or so, to give me a sporting chance at reading everything 🙂

    Farewell and fare well, both of you.

    With much appreciation,

    Peter in SoFlo

  3. cabbieblog says:

    I’m sorry to see you go. Many of your trips were very helpful. So many good blogs have now fallen by the wayside. Good luck and thanks.

  4. maristravels says:

    Sorry you are leaving, but maybe you’ll reconsider and return some day. I know what you mean about the pressure to keep posting but I long ago decided that I just can’t keep it up as some do, I can’t even do a weekly post, so I let it slide. But I enjoy writing and putting my photos up so I eventually delve back in. Good luck with your future, but you’ll be missed.

  5. Snoskred says:

    I’m sorry to hear this. Maybe keep the blog here just in case you ever change your mind. 😉

  6. Rob W says:

    Just wanted to leave a quick, big thank you for giving me inspiration for trips and seeing sites I would have never encountered otherwise. Hope you continue to explore and discover withut the hassle of the write-up!

    • SilverTiger says:

      Thanks for your kind words. I’m pleased to know that my blog gave you some ideas for your own travels. I cannot imagine a better compliment.

      I have started another blog (it’s hard to break the habit!) at https://silvercat.home.blog that you might like to take a look at. It’s intended to be less intense for me and therefore easier to maintain – the first post, Introduction, explains its modus operandi.

      Thanks and good wishes for your future excursions!

  7. Joy says:

    Dear Silver Tiger, agree with you, if it’s a chore it’s time to let it go. Thanks for all the interesting info. All the best. Joy

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