Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween! (Confession)

I have a confession guys.

I'm really tired of this blog.

I'm tired of the name. I'm tired of the way it looks. I'm tired of the way it feels. I'm tired of the content. I've been feeling this way for a while now but I've just chalked it up to being tired of blogging in general. But I realized that wasn't true considering I just made my blogging comeback about a month ago. What I'm really tired of is Love is a Minefield.

I've had this blog for almost two years, and it saw me through some of the most trying moments in my personal life. But now I feel extremely limited here. With a love/sex/relationships blog I feel obligated to write about things that fall somewhere under those categories. The problem is, there's SO much more going on in my life, and romance is the last thing I'm concerned with right now.

I know, it's my blog and I can write about whatever I want. But for so long this blog has been devoted to a particular topic, and even worse, a particular person. Everything else seems out of place. The only solution I can think of is to do a blog move. I entertained this idea a couple of times in the past but never followed through a) because of nostalgic reasons and b) I didn't want to lose my readers. But the way I see it now is, I'm not going to delete this blog, just move on from it. As for the loss of readers. If people want to keep reading, they will follow me to the next blog. If not, no big deal. A clean slate might be good for me.

I'm in the process of setting up my new blog at Wordpress and I'll post the new URL here in the next couple of weeks. The only thing stopping me from making the switch now is that I'm still working on the template. The process is a lot more complicated than Blogger, but the options are more diverse. If anyone is Wordpress savvy and knows how to install themes, please let me know.

Anyway, since it's Halloween weekend and I didn't do diddly-squat on Homecoming weekend, I'm going to try and hit up some parties. Midterms are over and it's only a few weeks until the next wave of exams and papers comes, so I figure I'd better get some partying out of my system while I still can. I posted pictures of last year's Halloween, so I'll post pics of this one too.

Hope you guys have a good weekend:) Have fun and be safe!



Gem said...

You know what, the other day when I came to your blog I thought, didn't Syd say she was changing the look/feel/name of the blog? I'm glad I didn't imagine it; the current feel doesn't match with your posts lately. You are definitely going through changes.

I'm actually switching to Wordpress too! I'm putting all my links and stuff first before I officially post the link. I picked a simple theme, but did the custom header option to personalize it more.

ChristieLove said...

I dont think you should move somewhere else
a different layout and maybe a bit of snazzle dazz and trickets here you'll get a different feel from your blog. Try that first before you start all over and if you still feel the same way then try another host.
Oh yeah and you can change the title of your blog and website name. Maybe that will do it.

Bloggal said...

@ gem: see, if you even notice a divide between what i write about and the feel of my blog, it definitely needs to change.

yay to you switching to wordpress as well!

@ christielove: honestly, i'm just ready for a clean slate. i don't think there's anything wrong with moving on from a blog. i've played with the theme of this blog quite a few times over the past few years so it's not just about the look and theme. since i'm upgrading and moving on in all other aspects of my life, i'm just ready for a change.

strangetimes said...

I'll follow you to whatever new blog you create. I really enjoy your writing style and it would be interesting to see your posts with a new direction.

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