February and my month long experiment in short and mostly trivial posts has come to an end. I knew by about mid way through that it was time to let go, but I wanted to see the month out. I wanted to be sure I wasn’t making a hasty decision.
I have been blogging for almost 12 years. I started on Live Journal and it was, in a way, much more similar to FaceBook than to blogging. I moved from platform to platform until I finally went out on my own. I have met many interesting people and some of them have become real friends. I have written about my life and my parents and diabetes and depression. I have written a lot on eating and food and self acceptance.
I have said it all.
It is time to let go and that is not a decision I have made lightly. The closer I got to today, the more I started rationalizing. Would it kill me to keep the blog running, even if everything I write feels old and tired? Probably not. But I think it is time.
I am not going to disappear. First, I own this domain. I plan to archive this incarnation of the blog and something will go up as a placeholder. Not sure what, but something. I plan to keep Chickens and Eggs, at least for now. I have some plans for cleaning up posts there. And I plan to keep reading your blogs (or emails as the case may be). I had planned to get rid of Twitter and Facebook, but I decided just to hide the annoying stuff on Facebook and I think I may reactivate Twitter, just not going to follow very many people. I am simplifying, trying to find balance. And I don’t know, perhaps in time I will feel inspired to start another blog.
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