Blog Oklahoma Web Ring Ending

  •  Monday, December 14, 2020 08:36


Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Blog Oklahoma Web Ring Members,

On February 1, 2021, I will be officially sunsetting the Blog Oklahoma Web Ring.

As the internet evolves, more people have moved away from blogging and instead focus on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and other social spaces. Back when I started the Blog Oklahoma web ring, blogging was in its infancy, MySpace was just launching, and Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit didn't exist. Change is the nature of things, and it's time to move on.

On December 1, 2020, I will stop all new registrations to the web ring. The web ring will remain operational until February 1, 2021. At some point after that I'll be removing the code and the web ring part of Blog Oklahoma will no longer be. An archive of the current web ring will be made available. It will only include blog listings and not any membership information. After February 1, 2021, all member accounts will be removed.

Current web ring members, please go ahead and remove the web ring code from your blogs.

Oh, and one last thing. Blog Oklahoma (.com) isn't going anywhere. I'll be evolving it into something else. So please watch our social spaces and listen to the Blog Oklahoma Podcast for announcements.

It's been an absolute honor this past seventeen years providing this service for my fellow Oklahoma bloggers. If you have any questions, please feel free to get hold of me in the usual ways.

Thank you.

Kevin Latham
Blog Oklahoma web ring manager


Photo by Nelson Santos Jr on Unsplash

Update 11/23: I sent out email to the current webring members yesterday afternoon with this same notice. If you didn't get your email, check your spam folder. I used Mailchimp for this one-time mailing. I'll be deleting this same emailing list in a few days. - K.

Update 11/30: Unsubscribed everyone from the one-time Mailchimp mailing list. Scheduled to shut down web ring registrations tomorrow.

Update 12/2: Registration disabled.

Update 12/11: Web ring archive posted to Github.