Sunday, July 6, 2014
Woke up this morning thinking about the path of my life and feeling pretty melancholy. I've suffered many of life's little deaths lately, figuratively and literally. With it comes a lot of reflection about the new path in store for me.
Unlike the path that leads Connor (my diabetic cat) around to the back of the house where he knows what awaits him, my path has taken many twists and turns. It has ended and begun again so many times that it makes me sad sometimes to think about the journey.
With the death of the Yahoo Contributor Network, I've decided to really work on my blog and develop it a bit more. So last night I spent a few hours redesigning it after seeing what some other bloggers had done. I think I'm happy with it for now, but I will have to rework some of my links to articles as soon as YCN is completely off-line, and I will be making some tweaks in the days to come.
I also signed up with another writing platform. YCN was my first real experience with publishing my writing, and I realized when it was announced that it was ending that I didn't want my writing journey to end. I had to think about what writing really meant to me. Was it for the money? Was it for fame?
No, it was, I realized, all about me for once. It was something I enjoyed doing just for the sake of doing. Making connections with other writers and receiving feedback was just a great, big bonus! In days to come I will let you know how the new platform is working for me. I'm excited because I've found old friends and that makes me happy!