A full year has passed now without any meaningful activity on Rogue-Penguin. I think about the website a lot but I haven’t actually been all that productive in a blogging/internet presence sense. While there have been stretches of time I’ve neglected R-P while focusing on other websites, this time was different. Apart from my writing — which hasn’t totally gone without my attention — I just haven’t been producing written pieces to publish. I could use the website to talk about my fan fiction, but I feel I don’t have the audience to support it and, really, much to say beyond “Hey, look here, new textual poaching!”
So, once again, I’m in the situation where I don’t know what the purpose of Rogue-Penguin actually IS anymore. There is no comic. There are no other members of R-P anymore besides myself. Maybe it’s time the whole thing gets retired and redirected to my Google+ account. It certainly would be cheaper. The internet is heading away from standalone websites now, as strange as it sounds since that’s where we (roughly) started back in the AOL days.
I also have a Tumblr page as well, which was neglected for a long time and now I’m starting to use a tiny bit more. Also a Twitter account which… I’ll be honest, I just don’t have an interest in. I like long format articles and detailed conversations and Twitter is anathema to that. I have Facebook too (which this will cross-post to) but I mostly have that for the sake of other people. Family, friends, distant acquaintances, and so on.
I’ll have to think about this more. Until I have a real multimedia project to share, it just doesn’t make sense to invest in all this infrastructure. And right now, I’m sorry to say, I just don’t. Never-Forever remains in my future, but it’s not happening right now.
And maybe that’s what matters.