I’ve been noticing a little warning message in my WordPress dashboard lately. Seems that I’m approaching maximum capacity for blogs using WordPress’ free platform. I guess it was bound to happen. I’ve got over seven years’ worth of words and photos tucked away inside the confines of this blog.
What to do? What to do?
Well, I could purchase a premium plan and keep on bloggin’ here. I’ve wondered whether it’s even worth it, given that the frequency of my writing has severely diminished as of late. Caregiving duties for my parents have kind of taken over all of my spare time and then some. Maybe it’s time to hang up the writing for a while.
Nah! Who am I kidding??? How’m I gonna blow off steam if I don’t write things down? Even if I only do it once a week or less?
So I got to thinking. I’ve always written kind of semi-anonymously, if you can even call it that. And this has always been mildly worrisome for my husband. I’m not sure what it is that bothers him about me writing honest and real things about us. I try to be pretty nice here … most of the time. And if I’m not being nice, well, I’m pretty sure that whatever it is I’ve written won’t be seen by anybody I don’t want to see it. But I did stumble across one of my high-traffic posts that made a small reference to the large butt of a particular person who has a habit of treating others condescendingly and was grating on my nerves. Probably wasn’t very nice to say such a thing about her butt, but it made me feel better at the time. Probably shouldn’t be writing stuff like that where it might be discovered… or … well, I probably shouldn’t be writing stuff like that at all.
Maybe some of the things I’ve written about us are embarrassing to Mark. (Probably!) Or maybe he’s just being protective. (Also very probable.)
Anyway, I’ve been seeing that near-capacity warning message for a while, and it occurred to me that it could be an opportunity to start fresh with a whole new blog and make us a little more anonymous than I’ve ever allowed us to be. Which seems strange and is going to feel strange, and could be seriously challenging if I’ve got to write about all of us and remember to use fake names and all, but … Yeah. I think that’s what I’m going to do.
So … Thank you to those of you who have stopped by here regularly, to those who have become friends and been an ongoing source of encouragement and laughter and conversation. If you see a new commenter hovering around your blogs in the near future, it just might be me. :-)