Monday, May 21, 2012

Change is in the air...

I started this blog 5 years ago...ironically on Lil Bro's birthday.  There have been 634 posts in that time and according to the counter that Blogger installed recently, this blog has been viewed over 16,000 times in the last year...or something like that.  That number kind of amazes me.  But then I looked the other day the post about the Ninja cake has had over 175 views all by itself.  THAT astounds me.

Anyway, there have been moments over the years I've thought about who might be reading my words, my thoughts at any moment in time.  Having a public, searchable blog means anyone can come and go as they please, without me being any the wiser.  It's fine...or so I thought it was fine.  I'm beginning to think I'm not as fine with it as I once was.

I love blogging.  It allows me to speak my mind in a way I tend to not do in real life.  It helps me to clarify my thoughts and ideas and gives me an outlet of creativity.  I'm not ready to give up blogging.  I may just need to make a change, to change blog addresses, to move to a new place and not necessarily leave a forwarding address.

So, one day soon, if you arrive here and there's a "for rent" sign, well, don't worry.  I'm still around.  If you're creative, you could probably find me again.  Don't take it personally, it just feels like time to make a change.


Wendy said...

I've been thinking similarly. I like the thinking space blogging gives me, but I'm at a point where i don't want my thinking linked to that ubiquitous social networking site (or read by my parents). Then I wonder if I should just be journaling what I can't blog, and I find it isn't enough. I want to be read by someone, and I like the way blogging helps me process. I'm not sure why it's different than journaling, but it is. So I'm pondering what to do about that.

Brittany said...

I have never, ever been good at journaling. For me, it's a performance thing. No one else reads my journals so it's just one more thing I can neglect. With blogging, there is a motivation...readers! :)