As many of you know, Denise Nesbitt, the doyenne of this meme, started ABC Wednesday nearly ten years ago. She was doing it all herself early on, then assembling a team to help her. I (Roger) found my way here in the middle of Round 5 (K is for Keating Five), and joining the team a few months later.
A couple years after that, Mrs. Nesbitt had tired of being the administrator, and she asked me to take over, and I did, with Round 11, ably assisted by Leslie from VanCan. But I too was feeling burnt out even a year ago, and Leslie didn't want to take it over either. So we decided to end the thing with Round 20, a nice even number representing a decade of the meme.
But then, one of the team members, Melody, indicated that MAYBE she wanted to take it over. Then, a few days later, she decided she DEFINITELY wanted to do it.
Moreover, I've been reading the futurists' literature on technology - I'm a librarian, after all - and I was/am concerned by the possibility that Blogger/Blogspot will not be supported past 2017. Not did I require a new address for ABC Wednesday, but highly suggested that it be on a WordPress platform.
As it turns out, Melody is much more comfortable with WordPress. The new URL will be http://abcwednesday.wordpress.com and it will start around July 12.
And Melody has gotten her own Linky device so that you can contribute to ABC Wednesday each week; Mrs. Nesbitt, then I, were paying for the previous one.
In return, I said we would mention the change in some of the intros for Round 20, notably this one here, and when the Mrs Nesbitt ABC W blog stops, there would be a pointer to the new blog.
Some of the team will remain - I will, for sure, at least for a while - and she has recruited a couple newbies, Vonnie and Daphne. And I don't have to be in charge, which will be good for me.
So ABC Wednesday WILL live on, as it turns out. Tell all your blogging buddies!