Change can often be a difficult thing. Most of us don’t like it. Yet it’s sometimes necessary if an individual or project are to grow. Since 2012 Memory Hole Blog has been parked at WordPress.com and housed on its servers. WordPress.com is the commercial arm of WordPress that provides rudimentary and convenient services for bloggers who don’t have the inclination to become involved in coding, etc.
Over the past four years MHB’s readership has expanded by the thousands. Further, a thoughtful and sometimes peppery variety of commenters (for which we are thankful) brings life to the posts through their collective remarks and sometimes obscure information and insights on important news of the day. Overall the site remains a forum that welcomes and promotes unconventional news and opinion pieces–those that are anathema to major media and like institutions.
MHB’s development at WordPress.com was restricted in terms of the possibilities for greater interactivity and avenues to make the site more monetarily viable. For example, most “plug ins” that supplement multimedia and are ironically developed for WordPress are not allowed by WordPress.com platforms. Also, while thousands of people read the blog each day very few are willing to contribute either comments or otherwise aid in the upkeep.
Overall the reasons for the change are to continue development and expansion. Despite some aesthetic enhancements MHB will continue to be a place where critical minds can gather to analyze, discuss and share info on controversial phenomena in ways that are elsewhere unwelcome. We hope you’ll stay along for the ride.