Have you ever wanted to stop blogging?
I had a strong urge to quit and just abandon the blog.
It was a mix of tight schedules, work obligations, and a lack of practice. I was too tired to write after work or class, had no inspiration, and convinced my writing was deteriorating. So I stopped for a while, or maybe I felt that way because I stopped for a while.
It didn’t take long for Fafa to notice and put some sense back into me. I have put so much effort, and I still have unrealized goals related to this blog, including being invited to the White House by Madam President Michelle Obama.
So, In June, I made a pact, if I don’t write 10 posts, I am going to take the default, abandon the blog and take up another hobby, like scrap-cooking, which essentially scrapbooking delicious home-cooked food pictures.
The pact might feel stupid when I look back someday, but it was exactly what I needed. I wrote 10 posts and back on being an amateur blogger, but with pride and dreams.
I also blamed the I-don’t-feel-like-writing for my current layout, designed by yours truly. I changed the theme to spice things up, but instead, with village idiot level technology skill and blind eyes for design, I ended up with something I don’t like. The blog needs a makeover, and I finally decided to throw in the towel on my design attempt and get professional help.
We are still in the early stage of it, as early as figuring out what’s a mood board and how to choose colors that don’t make my blog looks like an Indian wedding. Please hang in there through this ugly transition; I promise the blog will sport a new outfit before its birthday next month.