Here I am, starting again. In October 2009 I decided to start a blog about reading called English Major’s Junk Food. It was successful, and I was amazed. I became addicted to blogging and worked hard to make that book blog everything it was. I worked on projects, participated in challenges, attended Book Expo America, and made some amazing friends. But over the last six months my life has taken some big turns and I’ve struggled to only write about books. No matter how much support my book blogging friends offer for me changing the subjects I write about on my blog, it just doesn’t feel right to me. I just can’t open up my book blog and write about my wedding, or running, or whatever else. This struggle with my book blog has made it difficult for me to even read. So today, finally, I’m cutting myself off from it. I have several reasons why this needs to happen.
The first of which is that I miss blogging. I love blogging and I love sharing everything I think with the world, whether they care about it or not. I miss seeing what all my friends are up to all around the world. I miss being really pissed or excited about something and just cracking open the laptop and letting go. That is probably what I miss most.
I’m not the same person I was when I started English Major’s Junk Food. That person was in the depths of college, focusing on her English major, even considering graduate school in English or library science. Waking up on a Saturday morning and reading was my idea of a perfect day back then, and while I still love reading, I have other interests now. When I started English Major’s Junk Food I was at a very lonely place in my life, I didn’t feel like I had many friends and I was generally fine with staying home all the time. I was kind of unhappy. When my blog took off that brought so much joy into my life, and through that I made friends online and in real life. I will never regret starting English Major’s Junk Food simply for that reason. It got me out of my shell and out in the real world, even if it was mostly behind a computer screen to start.
I need a fresh start, a place for the new me to write. I need this. Even though my old blog domain has a strong readership and a backlog of posts, it wouldn’t be right to carry on there. I know those who really care to read what I write will follow me here. And those are really the only people who matter to me. It might take energy and time, but I accept that. I’m ready to see where this will take me.