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One Last Thing...

This is the last post on my very first blog. Thank you for reading! My new blog is at:

And, if you do not wish to read any further, the gist is:
This blog ends here. My twitter profile (@gaveen) will have a link to wherever my current blog is. 

If you are somehow a returning visitor, I wish to thank you. No, really! You deserve serious kudos because I have even removed the custom domain where this blog used to live for years. In addition, the last post before this one was a single post in 2013 (i.e., over 4 years ago). In the year before, there was again only a single post. So, whatever the reasons for your return are, I thank you. To everyone else, I thank you the same.

When I started this blog almost 12 years ago, I was a completely different person. I had different reasons to write, different drives to keep writing. I knew different things and I wrote, differently. As I have changed, so have those. Therefore, I am moving on.

I was ready to take this blog offline when I realized people seem to reach it through search results according to stats. While I can see most of these posts are way outdated, I will leave this blog nonetheless as a historical archive, for now, if you can find it that is.

On a more positive note, I have found my desire to write again. I have found new drives to keep writing. So much so, that I have started finalizing my Sinhala poetry book, and started writing a Sci-Fi novel in English. But I am in no hurry.

The books will be done whenever they are. I am finally in a stage where I can easily switch between writing in both Sinhala (poetry) and English (prose) without a significant cognitive tax, and enjoy them both equally and greatly. Some writers may call these kind of things as making peace with self, some may call it finding the inner voice, learning your true language, and so on. I'm not trying to define this. I am just enjoying writing.

As a result, I write a lot these days. From work to personal, from emails to documentation, from notebook to actual physical notebook, I write. I write without pressure, knowing that I can revisit and edit later, if I feel like it at least, especially if it is something another person would read and have a hard time digesting.

All of this means that I will inevitably have a blog, most likely somewhere else. Blogger is a great and underrated blog platform. Unfortunately, it has not seen much love in years. Only time will tell if I return to Blogger. And, as much fun Hugo is, I don't need the extra work of maintaining even a static site. As it stands right now, it will most probably be either Medium or for me, probably with a custom domain. I am not going into details as to why, just because there are tons of posts dong exactly that. But, when I have a new blog ready, you will find the link in my twitter profile.

So long, and thanks for all the fish. See you on the flip side.


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