Monday, April 20, 2009
Several years ago we moved into our little school house. I finally got a real studio and I began to virally market myself via the tangled mess they call The Interwebs. This blog began as challenge I made to write every day for a year. I managed to do that for two years, with a few days off now and again for travel or sickness or real life. In the third year, I gave myself a reprieve and started blogging when I had time. I started a second blog that was entirely focused on my craft career and promoting my brand. It's been three years now, and I can't believe it!
The Impatient Blogger was and is my guilty pleasure. I poured my heart and my soul into each post. I shared some of my deepest, darkest feelings, secrets and stories here. I gave total strangers a glimpse into my life as I traversed it with whatever grace I could muster on a day to day basis. I didn't candy coat it and I didn't make believe. What you read was what you got.
Then one day I woke up and realized that it was ready. The little buzzer went off. I'd acheived my objective and I'd amassed almost 1000 posts that had within them the seeds of several interesting books. I decided it was time to pull the curtain closed, take my posts offline and begin the arduous process of editing them. So here we are. It wasn't an easy decision, but as long as I left the archives up, I'd never be able to dissect it and reconfigure them.
So I thank each of you who has been willing to take this journey with me. Your insightful comments, your encouraging emails, your cheers when I was down, every bit of it means more to me than I can ever, ever express. I'll still be blogging regularly next door at my craft blog, but I won't be quite as transparent there. I'll pop back over here now and again when I simply can't resist a good rant or a stream of naughty words. I'm not leaving, I'm just starting over.
If I manage to get this material organized and published, you'll be the first to know. It was just time to reclaim it for me. It's still out there. I can't completely erase it, but it was time to bring it home.
And to each of you I say, "Live out loud. Color outside of the lines. Create without filters. Be bold, be brave and be brilliant. Life is short, be sparkly."