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I Pull The Plug On My Once High-Flying “Popes and Papacy” Website/Blog.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and marvel. These the stats for February 10, 2013 to March 30, 2013 — viz. Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election. 168,000 hits during those 6-weeks. 14,702 hits on the day of the resignation. Those were the glory days.


I gave up and pulled the trigger way earlier than I had planned.

I had been trying to migrate all of the important content, for posterity, to this blog. But, tonight, I gave up. I just don’t have the time. So much to do and this was just another distraction.

Yes, I do realize that I just destroyed quite a bit of valuable, cannot be found anywhere else data! C’est la vie. I guess if we get desperate some bits of it might still be available on the Internet archive. But, as of now it is ALREADY gone.


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by Anura Guruge

Finally End-Gaming My Once Highly Popular “Popes and Papacy” Website/Blog.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the “Popes and Papacy” Website while it is still up.


Click to ENLARGE and marvel. These the stats for February 10, 2013 to March 30, 2013 — viz. Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election. 168,000 hits during those 6-weeks. 14,702 hits on the day of the resignation. Those were the glory days.


This during 2012 — 2013 was my PRIMARY blog — as opposed to this one. I put in a TON of work into it, working on it 4 – 6 hours a day. It had nearly 1,500 posts — and over 760,000 hits.

But it was really my “Next Pope (after Benedict XVI)” blog — to go with my “Next Pope 2011” book.

Once Francis was elected — and I did correctly identify him as a potential next pope — I kind of lost enthusiasm. My job was done. I wanted to move onto other greener pastures, e.g., orgasms, meditation and chronic pain. Plus, this blog was ‘taking off‘ — with around the same number of hits per day.

So, as I have done with so many other blogs I basically abandoned it. So for the last 4 years it has been ticking along because of the wealth of posts that were already in there.

But, keeping it going is becoming an issue — and cost is NOT one of them, though bloody GoDaddy charges me two arms and two legs for it. A lot has to do with security and I just am not willing to expend the efforts needed to button down all the hatches that I am supposed to.

So I am in the process of closing it down.

Hence the flood of ‘papal’ posts you have seen in the last week. {Smile}

I am transitioning over all the valuable, in many instances unique posts. I have also already deleted nearly 200 posts. Hopefully I will be done by October 2017.

So, now you know what all the new papal posts are about.

Enjoy.


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++++ Check Category ‘religion’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge

I Should Visit The Gilman Library In Alton, NH More Often. I Was In For A Pleasant Surprise Today.

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I don’t get a chance to visit the local Gilman Library, or any other library for that matter, that often. I am invariably busy, whenever I can find some time  head down, writing. This afternoon I had an hour to ‘kill’ since I had to drop Devanee off at an afterschool activity and then pick her up in an hour. I don’t think it is worth driving back home because that way I spend ~25 just driving back and forth. So I decided to go get some gas for the SUV and then go to the library. I do like libraries. It is very soothing to be surrounded by books. Plus I like to browse through the magazines we don’t subscribe to at home, in particular ‘Popular Mechanics‘. So I walked in, and as ever started by rummaging through the ‘giveaway’ magazine box since I can invariably find a gem or two in there. It was in that box that I found ‘Mental Floss‘ — which we now get as one of my Christmas presents.

After I looked through the box, found a few old copies that I took for light reading, I straightened up. My eyes caught a familiar flash of yellow. I looked again. It was my ‘Pope Names‘ book on the library mantlepiece. I looked again, they had ‘The Next Pope 2011‘ also. On stands, stood up. Wow. I was surprised. That was nice of them. I did thank them and promised to drop off some of my newer books. I will have to visit more often.



Deanna attended a meeting at the library on May 11th and took this picture. Click to ENLARGE.

Deanna attended a meeting at the library on May 11th and took this picture. Click to ENLARGE.