Yesterday I formally shut-down my other website Betterverse.org. Betterverse has been a labor of love for the past three years, so I'm of mixed emotions about wrapping it up.
On the one hand, it's been wonderful having an outlet for spotlighting all the amazing work that nonprofits, charities, companies and governments have been doing using virtual world technology. It seamlessly integrated into other work I was doing in virtual worlds for Global Kids, TechSoup and others. And it was for the most part enjoyable and easy.
But over the past year, it started to feel like more of a slog just uncovering new stories and new angles on older topics. I think partly it was because the shiny new-ness of the technology was starting to fade. But also I think I my own interests have been drifting in other directions.
In the past couple of months, I felt like I was doing it just to keep doing it, which is a terrible motivation for doing anything.