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Dear Reader

If you’re still reading this, hello.

I’m trying to get into the habit of writing about how I feel again. Currently it’s rather self-indulgent and melodramatic, I know. But I’m working on something, slowly spinning the more exciting bits of my life into something that someone, someday may read.

I’m using this blog to see what comes of writing, no holds barred, about how I feel.

Stay with me or stop reading, whichever you prefer.

A ressurection

Of sorts.

I’m not sure what this blog will be this time, but I’m starting slowly. I miss the time when I would post every second day, but my life has changed a great deal since then, and my creative outlets along with it. Not in a bad way, by any means, but they certainly have changed.

But, look, I have a new header!

I will most likely start with book reviews and go from there. No promises, no commitments (I’m not great with those…) but I will try, and see what comes of it.

Blogs blogs blogs

I’ve been told that my last post here is depressing, and that I should update again, so that it’s not the first thing you see on the page.

The trouble is that I just can’t seem to decide what I want to do with this blog. There was a time when I would update it almost every day. Then it was every week. Month. Now it’s been 9 months since I last updated.

I’m not sure I have anything to say here anymore. My mind is spinning, full to bursting with many things. Too many things, some times. But… to blog or not to blog - that is the question!

Have I grown out of this blog? Surely the picture at the top,  taken in 2007, is no longer “me.” But is this blog still me?

I’m having a blog-istential crisis.

Community

Catching up on reverb10.

December 7 – Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

I have never really been great at joining online communities. I had one, once, that I will forever be deeply connected to. A group of rpgers I met when I was about 12, four of whom (Fae, Kitty, Ali and Lea) are some of my closest friends. That’s the last time I was really in the loop, so to speak, when it came to an online community.

All of my attempts to join communities since then, be it the NaNoWriMo forums, 20 something bloggers or Tumblr have all fallen flat. They’re always already established and I always give up before I find my niche. So instead I become an occasional spectator, or manage to find a few friends from the community and stick with them (like Eleni, Seb and Lisa who I met through 20 something bloggers.)

I am currently in love with a site called Smart Bitches Trashy Books which is a hilarious blog/community about romance novels. So I’ve been trying to comment occasionally, but I guess I just never feel like I fit in.

That being said, I’m quite good at forming communities of friends in person. I always have a close group of friends, it’s always been a really important part of my life.

I like to think that all of my online relationship luck went into meeting Fae, Kitty, Ali and Lea. And that’s fine, because I love them all dearly and I never seem to lack for friends wherever I live.

Kitty, in Australia, on Skype with me, Fae and Ali in Baltimore

One word

Based on my recent success with writing stimulus packages (NaNoWriMo), I’ve been looking at a few similar sites like 750words.com and, recently, reverb10.com.

Reverb10 is designed for bloggers, to give them a prompt for each day in December. I thought I’d give it a try, though my entries will be sporadic at best next week when I’m in England for graduation, I’d like to try to get into blogging again. So, here goes!

December 1 One Word.
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?

Adventure.

2010 was an adventure in all possible senses of the word. It was exciting, new and occasionally terrifying. It was quite often about putting one foot in front of the other, following the bread crumb trail only to be derailed by a siren. But the most important part of any adventure worth having is the journey, not the destination. And that was my 2010. It took me many, many places and really, it’s not about where I ended up. I hope.

Beginning.

I would like 2011 to be about beginnings. New projects, a new career, a new life path, a new home. Maybe even a new city. Maybe even a new person. I would like to begin as many things as possible in 2011 so that I can spend 2012 and onwards completing them.