Way back in 2004, I started this blog in part to serve as a writing warmup every day before I went to work and wrote all day for clients. Today, I'm once again writing for a living and sometimes I find it challenging to turn on the word tap to the proper volume.
Last week I traveled out of town to the office where most of my team members work. As we developed our editorial calendar for 2019, I could see that I'd be writing and publishing two blog posts every week – AND THAT FELT LIKE A LOT. Then I remembered that I used to blog here every single weekday, and I was kind of mad at myself for letting that slide.
This feels like the perfect time to reinvigorate the blog for several reasons. There's no question that other social platforms have taken the place of my blog writing over the past decade. We've all known that those platforms are not ideal for content producers, but as they have become more toxic in their own ways, it feels refreshing to go back to a place where I can produce and store content that I own.
Even my husband mentioned the other day that it was sad to see my blog decline because it used to be a convenient place to find out when we got various pets and track other milestones.
Nothing's going to change about this blog and its content except the frequency. I'm going to start by going back and filling in some of the aforementioned milestones from the past year or so, just so I'll have a place to find them easily going forward. I hope there are a few diehard readers still around, but if not I'll do this for myself.
It feels good to be back.