Why hello there, from my lovely, dusty, old blog!
Do you guys remember the blogging hey days? Gosh, I loved it. I didn’t have my own blog back then, but I read alllll the blogs. Checking in on my blog reader was part of my daily ritual. I felt like I knew the bloggers I followed. I felt as though they were old friends, perhaps long ago relocated out of state. Reading blogs helped me to discover who I was and what mattered to me. In the blogs of others, I found resonance.
I know for many of you this may still ring true. If that’s you, I’m jealous! These days blogging and reading blogs seems to have been replaced, in my life at least, with social media. Scroll, post, scroll, post. It’s nowhere near as personal and far more saturated (which is not a good thing, IMO), but it IS more convenient.
As a blogger (honestly not sure I can even call myself that, but let’s go with it), the short form, highly accessible posts allow me to share more often and in a sort of informal way that is nice for making new connections. The downside is that those connections are often fickle, and never as deeply rooted as the connections felt when made amongst the old school blogging community.
I see so many bloggers doing both and, seemingly, doing them well! That’s not me. 😅 When I was writing on the blog regularly, I was nowhere to be seen on social media. These days, the opposite is true. My Motherhood Misfit IG and Facebook pages are hoppin’, and I haven’t written here in over a year.
I’m sorry for that. I’m a writer first, and I love writing long form, but a lot of what I have written lately has been exclusively for my journal or been set aside for my (someday) book.
Excuses aside, I came here to tell you that I’m still here. Well, not here, but you know *gestures vaguely*. If you’re on IG or FB, I’d love for you to join me there, so you can be a part of the conversation (and topical meme sharing, obvs) where I am most active. If that’s not you and you prefer the long form blogging format, I get it. I’m hoping to do more long form writing in this space, but I won’t make promises that I can’t be sure to keep.
Either way, whether you’re a new follower of this blog or you’ve been here from the start, I’m delighted you’ve stuck around through my inconsistency. I hope you’ll join me on social media and I will try my best to use this space as much as possible to honor the blogging days of old.