I guess I got some 'splaining to do.
Sorry, guys, I did what I promised not to do. I abandoned my blog. A year ago, I found myself swamped by social media: in addition to this blog, there was Twitter, and tumblr, and tumblr again, and instagram. In addition to that, things got very hectic at my job and I simply found myself unable
The lure of microblogging was great, one click of a button and your content goes up, images on tumblr, words on twitter. But twitter limited the scope of what I could do, and tumblr has pretty much zero original content. I was limiting my thoughts and ideas to reblogged pictures someone else created and 140 words or less. I was frequently in twitter jail. I was bored out of my mind.
And then I met someone.
The world changed. He has no social media, and I began to see why. Twitter began to seem more and more like an intrusive and non-productive waste of my time. I still enjoyed the instant gratification of uploading and reblogging pics on tumblr and instagram, but I missed writing; missed the succinctness of posts like this and the fun of posts like this. I missed trendspotting. I also missed my 'blogger friends;' the blogs I visited faithfully for laughs and inspiration. (Some of them have decided to quit their blogs, as well.) I missed
I also wasn't happy at my job, which, while requiring me to funnel more time away from my personal pursuits and into my professional ones, did not allow me to flex my creative muscle. Through a series of fortunate events, however, I am now leaving my job, moving to a new state, and ENGAGED! So I've decided to return to blogging. Come with me on a journey of moving over a thousand miles, starting a new job, freelance writing, and planning a wedding. I'll stick with you guys if you stick with me, and that's a promise.
It's going to be a crazy ride. But guess what? It's Friday. And I'm happy.
P.S. I am also now freelancing over at Eighty and Six Magazine, so check us out!