My blog has a heritage dating back to February 1994. Its original purpose was to provide a summary of New Zealand news to expatriates before newspapers realised that there was a market for such a service. WYSIWYG News was published more or less weekly from 1993. from 1995 I added the “purple prose” lead-in sections which were a page or so of my thoughts and observations. In its glory days it was distributed by various channels and had approximately 4,500 subscribers. By 2010 it had become essentially redundant and it ceased to exist as a news aggregation service. In 2012 I resuscitated it as a personal indulgence that allowed me to share my love of photography with some random purple-prose editorializing.
It was kindly received by many of you, but recent statistics on the WordPress site tell me that just 10 people a week still look in. It is clear that its time has passed and this is the very last post under this banner. I shall remain active in a less structured way in the usual social media channels.
To all the friends I have made, and to all who have accompanied me on this very long journey, my warmest thanks for the affirmation and support.
I can still be contacted on Facebook as facebook.com/brian.harmer, or on Instagram @brian.harmer or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Stay well and safe, and make contact if you pass through Wellington.