So I've tried Tumblr (I already had one, but it wasn't for blogging, just reposting cute images) for two weeks. I edited the code, customized it to my liking, fixed my socials and other widgets and was energized to start over on a new platform. However, it didn't feel right at all. Tumblr wasn't made for blogging about your day or what's happening to your life. It was (probably) made just for sharing photos, quotes and articles that don't require extensive reading. In other words, it wasn't a fit so I went back to Blogger.
After a few months, I (again) grew tired of Blogger. It was always the fact that there were no good enough templates that kept me switching and that whenever I wanted to create my own blog theme from scratch, I never had enough time to. (I still don't.) So, I decided to cross over to Wordpress (I also already had two WP blogs before, but I had let them die down - they were mostly for my writings and artworks) and though the templates were limited, they were still better than most themes for Blogspot. It was really starting to look great. It made sharing my blog across my networks easy and there were a few feedbacks from the community.
However, around a week ago, it started to feel empty. I had no motivation to write and all I did was post my digital paintings and WIPs. I didn't really post anything I wanted to read a year from now, and I had a lot of that here on Blogger. Again, I decided to move.
In the course of one year, I've registered for Jux, Squarespace, Typepad, Medium, and a bunch of other blogging sites. BUT I ALWAYS WENT BACK TO MY ROOTS. Always. I started this blog on November 2008 and in those six years, it's had its ups and downs. I talked about a lot of my firsts here and a lot of things that happen in my life that I always want to remember. I wrote letters to my parents and to the people who mean a lot to me using Blogger, and I want to stay true to blogging. I don't need thousands of views and comments. I don't need to become famous just to feel that I've succeeded. I started this blog to just be a place where I can be myself and write about what keeps me happy, what annoys me, and what frustrates me.
I want this journey to stay alive. I want to keep writing and sharing my thoughts to anyone who stumbles upon this blog. You may hate it, you may love it - but I got my point across and that's what matters.
I PROMISE TO STAY ON BLOGGER NO MATTER HOW RESTLESS IT BECOMES.
I PROMISE TO KEEP BLOGGING NO MATTER HOW STRESSED AND BUSY I AM.
I PROMISE TO KEEP THIS BLOG ALIVE AS LONG AS I AM.
No more empty promises.
Welcome back. ;)