Thursday, November 03, 2011

Move-a-Lots, Movin' On.

A quasi-sad announcement, though mostly sad on my end.  I'm stopping the Move-a-Lots blog. 

The what?  Exactly.

I've been blogging since 1997.  Before there was blogger, before there were WYSIWYGs, back when Netscape Navigator was my favorite browser and I logged on to hear "You've Got Mail!"  I had an itch to put things online, photos, thoughts, polls, anything to connect to the bigger better world around me.

Fast forward 14 years and here I am.  Still blogging, and still trying to connect.  I tried to take something I am passionate about (writing) and mixing it with something I wish I was better at (house-design stuff).  Fourteen years I've been doing this, and in 2 months, my kid sister makes something flashier with better ideas, and that's already getting featured on other sites.  It's not about her success, because I freakin' love her site.  It's that I can't do that.  I can't create a GREAT online blog about house design.  I can maybe create a GOOD one, but I don't want to half-ass things.  That's not how I roll.  I don't have the time, money, or, frankly, the design-eye and talent to create something amazing.  And if I can't be amazing, it's time to move on.

So it's back to the Alitary blog.  If I finish a big house project or put up something neat on my walls, I'll definitely highlight it.  But I can't force projects just so I can write about them.  So you'll see more Avery, and hopefully more posts like I did back in olden days when I had non-baby things to write about.

I love writing, I just need the right forum to do so.  And trying to do something I'm not that good at just to have something to write about it moronic.  Maybe I'll stumble on the right forum to express myself through writing one day.  I just know a design blog isn't it. 

Thanks to everyone who read or reads any of my ramblings!

1 comment:

Bashionista said...

Oh, honey, you have my sympathies! Sorry to hear you're throwing in the towel, but I'm glad you're still going to be writing, and hopefully being a whole lot happier with the new/old forum.

I'll keep on following you here! And by the way, so nice to see you guys at the wedding.