So my blog is set to expire at midnight on July 23rd, and I’ve known this for a few months, and have been on the fence about what to do as far as renewal. The truth is, I’ve been writing, but blog-post format hasn’t felt natural or ideal to me for what feels like quite sometime. That might be obvious to anyone who reads it, as my last post was… I can’t see the date right now but my guess is about a month ago.
I’ve been going through some changes (When are we not? Although these last couple of years, nothing has felt solid to me at all) which have affected my writing, as well. It’s not really about paying the fee to re-up the hosting; it’s about the fact that my heart isn’t in this format anymore. Right now, I’d like something a little less time-sensitive, and a little more intimate. I want to create something that takes people away from their computers.
Maybe that’s idyllic. But that’s where I’m at.
I never really wanted a blog, in fact I used to cringe at the idea whenever someone would suggest, but last summer, it was the best thing to get myself to just stop with the excuses and start writing, start publishing, and start actually sending my stuff out to the world.
That isn’t to knock the mighty modern blog format. In fact, this whole experience has been so wonderful and I appreciate this for the tool that it was, and is. I’m so incredibly lucky to have found people who actually resonated with what I wrote. As anyone who writes anything will tell you, there’s literally nothing better in the world than connecting with someone who understands or appreciates what you write. It’s a connection so much greater than the level we tend to inhabit in our daily lives.
The response has been more than I could have expected or asked for, and I’m so incredibly grateful for it. It’s what, moving forward, gives me the faith that I can do something now that I’ve truly wanted to do, which is work on publication of an actual manuscript.
Things could always change, and these days I don’t tend to plan far in advance, but I’m fairly confident with my decision at this time that on July 23, this website will no longer exist. That’s what feels right to me in the moment, and until further notice, that’s what will happen. Over the course of the next week or so, I plan to archive my posts on my computer, just so I’ll have them if I ever want to look back, for a laugh, or maybe in case I ever feel like embarrassing myself alone in front of my screen some night.
For everyone who is subscribed, I don’t know that I can personally access your email; this site is hosted by WordPress and I think they may hold the information to all of that. But I want you to know how much I appreciate your readership. And as I mentioned above, I’m still writing; I don’t know if I could stop writing even if I tried. I can’t say when or what my next project will be, but I do have something in the works right now.
If you have an interest in whatever it is that I end up doing, drop me a note at email@example.com and I will make sure you get a copy of whatever it is, when it comes out.
(This is vague, I know. I’m really bad at planning, but I can promise you I’ll give you a version of whatever it is for free.)
Thanks again for having an awesome taste in blog reading material. 😉