This isn’t the first blog I’ve had. Not even close. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least three previous ones.
Two I kept for a good long while, with regular updates. One must have had over a thousand posts over its several-year lifespan. Maybe even two thousand. I suspect that I can check because I don’t think my attempts to delete them were successful.
But some things are best left dead in the water and hopefully decomposing into nothingness
For most of my blogging life, I have had more than one blog a time. Sometimes because I contributed elsewhere, but mostly because I wished to keep my book blog and my writing blog separate.
To be honest, I don’t know why I wanted the separation. I did think it was better for my audience, such as it were.
But it was hard, especially towards the end.
I am a writer first, and a reader second. The fact that I am a writer too has changed the way I read.
Which brings me to this: consolidation.
I don’t have the time for more than one blog. But at the same time, I do want a blog.
I like that I have a platform to say whatever it is I want to say, and I am arrogant enough to think that what I have to say is worth reading. It is, naturally, your prerogative to disagree – in which case, I do have to ask, why are you reading this?
Especially since this blog is more about and for me than any of the previous ones I have had in the past. Which isn’t to say that I don’t welcome comments, because I do, but simply to say that this blog is focused on me.
As I told a sooper-dooper writing pal in an email today, this blog is my mental space for Emily Cardinal*, and Emily Cardinal is this person who’s writing this novel without a title** about reincarnation, obsession, and how the world will/could/should/might/should not change in allegory.
*In case you did not realise, I am not Emily Cardinal in my day-to-day life.
**I am waiting for inspiration to strike so that I can change the tag from TLOL to something else. And no, it does not stand for The LOL. Well, it does, but not in the Laugh Out Loud kind of way.