Hi. Hello. I deleted half my blog. (Okay, at this point it’s more like 2/3 of my blog.) Why? Well, buckle up, boy-o.
(Insert serious selfie here.)
I started reading blogs in blogging’s golden age of 2007-ish. Over the years I read dozens of blogs and watched as people landed book deal after book deal after huge paid sponsorship. I started blogging in 2011 in the hopes that it would take off and lead to a book deal. That was my big hope. (What can I say, I dream big.)
Now, I also blogged because I enjoyed it, but yes. There were career hopes hidden in there, too. It’s been 7 years of 2-3 weekly posts and…nothing has come of it. Now, I’m not complaining. You win some, you dim sum. Instead of just, I dunno, writing a damn book, I sat around and waited for some mystical agent fairy-godmother to offer me a deal.
This was not my best decision.
Maybe I should have talked about messy family issues, or spent a ton of money to keep up with all the larger bloggers, or sacrificed a young goat to the ancient cactus worshipers of Chihuahua. Maybe this blog has a weird name and I’m a terrible writer and it’s all over the place and I just don’t have that It Factor.
And that’s okay.
I deleted the blog posts no one ever reads (and I do mean never. N-e-v-e-r. As in zero views.) and have stopped updating this site regularly. The blog’s been moved from a self-hosted WordPress site to a regular old WordPress site that causes me less money and worry.
When there’s a cool DIY or crafty-type-thing, I’ll share. Otherwise…I’m off doing the things I’ve always wanted to do instead of waiting for everything to just drop into my lap.
I’ve gone hiking. ATVing. I’ve stopped saying no to everything and everyone. I’ve seen tipi rings and wild horses and waterfalls. Since January I’ve lost over 40 pounds, because my chunky butt couldn’t climb up mountainsides as fast as I wanted. (Weight loss does not a fit person make; I’m still slow.) Instead of waiting for things to happen, I am making them happen. Pictures of fun things are posted on Instagram now instead of the blog.
I’m still here. Just less here than I used to be.