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The blog is dead. Long live the blog.

A Borg cube hovers ominously over the code for Jammer’s website. What does this mean? IDFK. It’s “art.” Or maybe it’s a metaphor for this blog being assimilated into Jammer’s Reviews. Death is irrelevant.

I don’t know what the future holds for Jammer’s Blog, but I know that it won’t be what it has been for the past seven years since Star Trek Phase III: The Streaming Generation was ushered in back in 2017. What has that been? Mainly, a cross-posting dumping ground used to reference the main site (Jammer’s Reviews), so I had a single place to automate my RSS feeds for both the review site and the blog — and as a way to make it seem like the blog was still, somehow, relevant.

But it’s smoke and mirrors, and, frankly, a waste of my time and yours. It’s time to stop.

As you probably have seen, I have released a new version of Jammer’s Reviews with several site revisions. Read all about it here. The key takeaway is that I’m simply going to automate a new RSS feed through my comments feed, leveraging a specific query that pulls together all my review notifications and other announcements. That new announcements feed can be found on the RSS page. If you happen to be one of the 12 people who subscribe to the RSS feed here, please go re-subscribe over there, as this will be the last cross-posted notification between the two sites.

Looking back through the blog archive, since The Orville and Discovery premiered in September 2017, there have been 213 posts in the blog. Almost none of them have been standalone articles. There was the 25th anniversary article in 2020, and maybe a couple other things. Even the handful of posts (and they surely number less than five) that weren’t review notifications should’ve been posted in Jammer’s Reviews anyway. All the commenters who are in my regular audience are over there. The two commenting systems aren’t integrated, and that’s a problem.

The truth is, this blog has outlived its usefulness. So it’s time to hang it up and just get these things back to the main site. Future one-off articles and blog-type posts likely will be made there rather than here. It’s very possible I will move anything I feel has value back over there, too. I will maintain this blog as an archive of a few goofy things I wrote in the years from 2007 to 2017. But I don’t know that I see a need for this space anymore.

So, the blog is probably dead. Long live the archive.

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Slamming the door on us loyal Jammer’s Blog RSS Feed users?! There are dozens of us! Dozens!

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