Except for taking some time off while pondering whether I wanted to continue my writing and photography, this week marks my fourth full year of blogging. While this particular site only began back in December of this year, I once had another blog that started in mid-July, 2007 ~ which is currently sitting in limbo until I decide what to do with it.
There are a few of my old posts that I want to keep, a few that I’ve republished here, and others that I’m embarrassed to have written. I once went through these older posts, editing out stock images, and they unexpectedly showed up as new entries in Feed Readers. One friend thought I’d been hacked. My writing style has matured to say the least.
The old site started out as an off-shoot of my job, but eventually it was turned over to me as a personal blog. It had no real focus, but toward the end, it was used to mainly chronicle some very dark feelings. I ranted, whined, complained and was soon swallowed up in a ‘woe is me’ mentality.
I didn’t like it. Simply opening the admin page would depress me. So, I left it. Turned off the light and locked the door.
Then I came here ~ where I can share my photos, stretch my creative writing skills, tell a few personal stories ~ and simply relax. I wanted this space to be much brighter and hopeful than my last place. I wanted a safe place away from the drama, and sadness in my life. I think I’ve accomplished that.
If you take some time to look around, maybe read a little, gaze at a photo or two, I hope you find it to be a comforting place too. Come back anytime, I’ll leave a light on.