I was getting ready to write another update about the strange house across the street, and as part of that I went to gather up the URLs of my previous updates. That’s when I discovered that the old original Radial Symmetry Institute was gone.
Back in the day my first blog was just a link blog that reposted snippets from various Irish republican websites. After a while I wanted to post on other subjects, but I didn’t want to water down the first blog. So I hunted around looking for a place where I could get free blog hosting. I avoided Blogspot because at the time it had a reputation for being unreliable and it didn’t have normal permanlinks. So I fished around a little and found Sovereign Magic. She wasn’t a blog hosting company, just a regular person with a blog who would give you an account on her copy of Movable Type and let you mooch some hosting space there.
I posted there for a couple of years. Shannon, my hostess, actually quit posting there for quite a while. Something, I can’t remember what, gave me the impression she was getting ready to shut the site down so I ‘moved out’ and moved around for a while before finally settling here. But then she got the blogging bug again and is going strong. Meanwhile my old blog there was sitting idle and some time recently she apparently decided to delete it. For a while the posts still showed up in Google’s cache, but now they’ve been gone long enough they’re gone forever.
I was just a little too late, too, because I think wordpress.com has a facility that will let you import entries from other blogs. So if I had moved over here just a little sooner I might have been able to copy the old blog over here. But now all that’s gone as far as I know.