January 1, 2015




NOTE: Carolyn’s Online Magazine was launched today. with two articles:

Please take a moment to visit, and subscribe to, the magazine that evolved out of and follows up on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS.


It’s a new day, a new month, a new year. The day has passed for endings, dawning into a ripe time for beginnings.

  • Deep within every beginning is the seed for its ending.
  • Within each ending is a seed for a new beginning.

Thus, after 6 years, 1,325 posts, and 327,453 views from 166 countries my first online magazine, CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS, has come to an end—its seed for ending being the WordPress host site’s size limit. The seed within the ending is a new beginning.

When Carolyn’s compositions started on February 29, 2008 its seed of ending was built in: the WordPress space limit. Never in my thoughts did I imagine my endeavor would come to an end. But now the warning light is on. There is little space left to post articles. The seed for ending is sprouted.

The timing is right. The old—two-oh-fourteen—is at an end. January first, two-oh-fifteen, rings in the new. A ripe time for new beginnings.

As I move on I must ask some hard questions.

  • Are blogs are becoming outdated?
  • Should I consider not birthing a follow-up to CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS?
  • If so, why?

The response from you, my readers, encouraged me to move on. A summary of the comments can be read: A Review of Comments On CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS and Cornell Family Dialogue Via Blog Post Comments.

As the editor, developing and maintaining CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS has been a challenging, ever constant, learning process. It served as an entrance into a communications age that has already moved far beyond blogs. However, I decided to continue CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS with Carolyn’s Online Magazine .

I want to take this opportunity to thank my loyal readers and commenters. , which I invite you to visit Carolyn’s Online Magazine, which remains under construction, and to visit this blog site to explore the rich information it contains.


  1. Looking forward to COMe !

    Comment by Grace (&Fred) — January 1, 2015 @ 3:46 am | Reply

  2. You say that there is a seed, I agree as does the potato that has eyes for your writing. Happy New Year, Carolyn.

    Comment by Tom Beck — January 1, 2015 @ 4:14 am | Reply

  3. Carolyn, thank you for the many good “Compositions”, and best wishes as you move on to the Magazine era! I look forward to moving ahead and reading what is to come.

    Comment by Imre A. Bertalan — January 1, 2015 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

  4. Carolyn, thank you for sharing your compositions with us. I look forward to reading your magazine.
    Happy New Year.

    Comment by merry101 — January 2, 2015 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  5. Hello Carolyn Not sure if you are still reading your blog but I am interested in your photo of the Jamestown Bridge to reproduce in a local calendar. I will check back to see if you respond. Thank you

    Comment by rfalcone2014 — November 5, 2015 @ 10:24 am | Reply

    • I’m sending you an email.

      Comment by carolyncholland — November 6, 2015 @ 12:17 am | Reply

    • I am checking it although I’m now writing on it’s successor, Carolyn’s Online Magazine ( ) I responded to you by email. If you didn’t receive it let me know via comment. I’d like to discuss the picture with you.

      Comment by carolyncholland — November 9, 2015 @ 11:58 am | Reply

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