For a number of reasons, including the fact that finding resources has become so much easier than when the club began, this site will go dormant from the new year. It will be accessible but not active for the whole of 2017 and then it will be archived.
But we haven’t gone away, in fact our Facebook page and Twitter account make it possible to be much more responsive; passing on information and links as they appear and popping out bite-sized snippets that might interest our followers. There’s also The Disabled Animals Club Daily automatically put together from popular tweets and other sources by Paper.li.
So come on over, say hello, and if you’ve never tweeted, maybe send us your first so we can tweet you back.
We’ve been up and running on Facebook for a little while now, tracking down others to follow and building a little following of our own. It’s a more dynamic environment than a blog and, once people find you, a more responsive one. Come and have a look Disabled Animals Club.
There’s a new email address too. The Yahoo address still works via a redirect but it would be good now to put this one in your contacts instead email@example.com
This site won’t go away any time soon but eventually, when there’s just the tumbleweed blowing through it, it may be retired.
See you over the way 🙂
When DAC began, the internet had barely got off the ground. We even put out a print newsletter with cut and paste meaning exactly that and post meaning lugging boxes of enveloped magazines, weighing them, and sticking on the stamps which, if you remember that far back, had to be licked!
Then, as the information superhighway began taking detours to the end of most people’s roads, albeit slow as a slug up a pipe, the newsletter seemed unresponsive and out-dated. We couldn’t update it and we couldn’t respond in a timely manner to letters. We switched to a website and then, as even that was overtaken by faster moving platforms, to WordPress.
But times have moved things along again: searches are so easy, our lists can’t keep up, and the way people use social media means they expect conversations, not static pages.
So it may be time to move on again – this time to Facebook. I am looking into Pages to see how we can accommodate our best WordPress features and I will come back here to let everyone know. We may also change our email address as Yahoo no longer works well with Outlook. Again, I’ll make that clear here.
This site won’t go for quite a while and then I will put it in ‘dry dock’ to preserve its history. Before that happens, there will be a post with all you need to find us and connect.
Back soon 🙂