There is something about the arrival of a new year that always seems to make me reflect about this tiny little blog of mine. Come the first part of January, there is always a little voice encouraging me to pull the plug. Obviously, I haven’t succumbed to the internal peer pressure just yet but I am wondering if I need to make vast changes and I am really thinking hard about the future of this blog. It is obvious that my heart hasn’t been into updating this blog for quite some time. I’m afraid to admit that perhaps my intermittent posting is out of habit or ill-perceived obligation rather than joy.
One of my biggest gripes has to do with the lack of freedom that comes without having a self-hosted blog. But right now, this silly hobby is 100% free so I am asking myself if I want to financially commit to permanently launch my thoughts and pictures into the black hole of the web. Another aspect that drives me bananas is my inability to stick with a design and layout. This spills into my ‘real’ life as well – I am constantly rearranging furniture and experimenting with new styles. And lastly, I have to wonder if I am not pushing myself hard enough and really jumping into water with the most spectacular cannonball my body will allow. It certaintly is easier to stick with what I know.
Do I start over? Do I scrub this blog in a shinier version? Do I want more of a personal journal or a collection of well-crafted essay-like posts that are peppered with the occasional photograph? I’m not going to lie, the thought of starting over and bringing with me a small bag of curated posts gives me the most excitement. I like the idea of just leaving this blog as-is and starting over somewhere new. I have to ask, is that a crazy idea? Brilliant? Or just plain stupid?