I think a lot of times something fun (like a blog) begins to feel like a responsibility after a while. And sometimes, when you are aware you have an audience of sorts, your work becomes more about serving the audience than being true to one's creative self...in which case the authenticity of what I write and create begins to suffer. This epiphany forced me to rethink my purpose for continuing this blog.
Mostly, I blog because I enjoy creating (rather through writing or digital art), and sometimes I enjoy sharing my creative outlet with others.
So...here we are again.
I have promised myself to partake only in prompts that inspire me (hence, do NOT feel like a chore). And to post whichever poems/art pieces I write and am totally comfortable with sharing.
Also, I have resigned from the idea that followers, comments, hits per day define my success as a blogger. Maybe they do for some people but such calculations really have just stolen the joy of blogging for me.
So visit and comment if you like. If you don't, you don't. I'll still be around.
I also recently resigned as masthead from Pink.Girl.Ink. (an online women's zine I founded a few years ago). I gave the responsibility completely to my partner, Miranda. Although I may still write articles for it from time to time. Again, too much responsibility has simply taken away whatever joy I found in working on that zine.
Some updates to consider though: I will no longer be doing my weekly writing prompts. They simply feel more like writing assignments than fun. And, well, hopefully my nine year college career is over now so I'd like to feel free of writing assignments for a while.
So, I'll be seeing you creative, wondering souls when I see ya. Hopefully I will have some new art to post really soon.
Much love, and Namaste!