Sorry it has been so long, but I am back! In all honesty, I have been completely caught up in a whirlwind of university exams for the past month which has left me a hollow shell of a person, sans creative energy.
However, I am well into my summer holidays now and I am slowly getting back on my feet & will definitely be posting more regularly.
Something exciting that has happened in my absence is that I managed to hit 1k followers which is absolutely incredible, thank you. This is the first numbers based milestone that I am celebrating and I am sending so much love to every single one of you who decided that my voice is something you want to listen to in this crazy world filled with too much noise.
To celebrate, I thought I would do something different and finally pass along the Entertainer Blogger Award whichAlyssa nominated me for quite some time ago, sorry it has taken me so long to respond!
Firstly, a little bit about Alyssa. For anyone who doesn’t follow her, I will say hand over heart that she is one of my favourite bloggers ever and you’re missing out. She has consistently entertained me with the letters she writes to her daughter, Lily June, in these universally applicable life lessons filled with tidbits of wisdom told with generous helpings of humour, self awareness and tied together with absolutely beautiful descriptions. Go check out her blog, I’ll wait here.
will you still love me
when this facade of youth
fades as we age
and the wrinkles of time
kiss these round cheeks of mine
like you have done
a million times over?
what about when
into my midnight hair
and the memories we shared
will you stay right here
and hold me close
as we watch
our last sunset?
Since my articles are usually fuelled by intense emotions, I am envisioning this will be a bit of a challenge. To give you an indication of how bad I am at task-based writing:
Every single article that has ‘draft’ next to its name was started with inklings of what, at the time, felt like a great idea. They will probably never be finished, simply because I felt too calm writing on those issues. Admittedly, I have developed a dysfunctional relationship with words (but isn’t that what journalling is all about?)
It could easily be written off as a 17 year old girl trying to be a little bit ‘edgy’ and ‘cool’ with the title of her new blog. I’m not going to lie, I spent a lot longer obsessing over my URL than any sane person ever should have.
I can say without (too much) shame that I have hosted various blogs in the past. Unfortunately, due to my capricious nature, the end result has always been me losing motivation as my passions drifted onto some new, exciting adventure. The fact that the popularity of my content was not directly proportional to the time that has passed was a large contributor to my decline of interest.
This time, I’m hoping it will be a little bit different.
I am putting no pressure on myself to influence the popularity of this blog hence it will exist in a state of <matrix unfulfilled>
matrix: the cultural, social, or political environment in which something develops
I will let my blog find its footing (or not) largely on its own. I won’t go out of my way to promote, post on a strict schedule or in a format that is deemed easily digestible for the ‘internet generation’ just for the sake of gaining audience.
That makes blogging less fun! Instead, this can be my little corner of the internet that people can visit if they wish.