EDIT: Words will continue to be featured on Instagram from time to time @middleearthterms.
I am here to inform you of a major change. I regret to inform you that the “Word of the Day” series will no longer be continuing on as is.
With the other things that are essential for this site’s upkeep, and the Nature of Middle-earth book discussion, it has started to become increasingly difficult to keep up with fully learning and sharing a Middle-earth word each day.
(Especially as I was starting to feel like I wasn’t doing the terms justice but overly simplifying the words, names and terms – or just copying from Tolkien Gateway, etc.)
Change. This is one of my least favorite parts of running a blog and platform – that of knowing that something isn’t working as well as I’d hoped for my site. I have been carefully discerning this for a while now – but was concerned of how it’ll impact viewer experience and the site as a whole.
But sometimes change is necessary. I hope that this change will be a positive one for this site and platform.
When one door closes, another door opens.
Like Tolkien himself said, “it’s a dangerous business, going out the door. You step out onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
So have no fear – we will continue to have word-related discussions.
With that I would like to announce the coming of Word Wednesdays, which will be the second Wednesday of every month (that will hopefully become typical), in which I will feature one longer, in-depth post about a term or a handful of related words in a post, which will go on here in this new “words and terms” section.
And the previous words will continue to be available in the site.
Maybe you can relate to my sentiments – that of resisting change for so long and finally having to create the change you’re not sure about making. Either it’s a blog, podcast, video/YouTube Channel, a new job or community – change is hard. Especially if you don’t know what it’ll look like coming forward.
While those are valid concerns, there are times when we have to take that next step forward in order to fulfill our ultimate calling in life.
And sometimes, it may not be what we thought it would look like…and that’s okay.
Hope you have a great day!