As you may have noticed, there hasn’t been a new blog post on LonePlacebo.com in ages. Allow me to explain.
I’m a college student, and with that comes many responsibilities. I recently completed my final exams which was one of the main reasons why there wasn’t a new blog post this month. Also, I’ve been working on something else. Namely, a new blog.
In the beginning, I envisioned LonePlacebo to be a blog about technology. Soon, I began writing more about other interests including Twitter, Facebook and web design. However, I can only imagine what that meant to readers. There was no clear focus, and the topics often veered in multiple directions.
At some point in the past couple of months, I knew something needed to change. I was working on a redesign of this blog for several months then and with the upcoming Christmas break I saw an opportunity to make a relaunch of this site.
However, something didn’t feel right and thoughts of whether I should quit blogging began to creep in. I knew that in order to sustain any bit of motivation I needed some sort of compensation for my efforts.
That’s why I’ve decided to move on with a new project: A blog about social media.
First, the name: HackSocialMedia.com
Hack Social Media will be a blog about social media tips and tricks to help businesses and individuals utilize tools like Twitter and Facebook to meet their marketing and personal goals. Readers who visit the blog will find creative ways to approach some of the daily social media problems they face. The blog will differ from sites like Social Media Examiner and gravitate more towards Mashable with a touch of LifeHacker.
Currently, there is no scheduled launch date but I anticipate it happening before the end of this month, barring any unexpected circumstances.
What about the future of LonePlacebo?
At the moment, things will be rather quiet here for an indefinite period. I’m not the type of person who likes to juggle several projects simultaneously and thus, my focus will be directly on the success of Hack Social Media.
It hurts for me to set aside LonePlacebo after all the hard work I put into it but the experience has helped me tremendously. See you guys around.
Update: I’m baaack!