Friday, February 03, 2012

A Blogging Existential Crisis

It's been over half a year since I've posted anything substantial on this blog. Partly because I have been busy (isn't that always the excuse?...) and partly because I haven't been motivated or inspired to post anything. I'm going on my 8th year of this blogging journey, and truthfully, I've considered putting this part of my life to rest. An Explanation was my first ever blog post, explaining that it's creation was a manifestation of my boredom. It started as the ramblings from a twenty-something recent college graduate, trying to figure herself out in the "real" world. No matter how small or subtle the change, it was a different time then. A time before the social networking explosion, a time when the blogging world was not the same kind of beast that it is now. So yes, the thought of closing down this blog has crossed my mind multiple times. What's the point of continuing, after all? I'm not that same wandering girl anymore. I've grown up, and maybe I've even outgrown this project? Plus, who really reads it anyway?

...Well, I really haven't been able to give it up just yet. Because in the end, it doesn't matter how much things have changed or if other eyes see these posts. In the end, I have always kept this blog for myself, not anyone else. It has been an outlet, a practice in stringing words together and creating a story. It is a form of expression, a chronicle and extension of my life.

...So here I am. Still.