The greatest thing happened last year: I moved into my own place. No roommates, no partner, no parents; it’s hands down the best decision I’ve ever made. Everyone should live by themselves for at least one year.
However, this has made the blog suffer. I took the last year to relax (for once) and spend countless hours getting lost in my head. You should see the amount of unfinished posts there are behind the curtain.
Quantity aside, I am happy about the quality of posts achieved in year three. I really didn’t expect Preferences, Pride and Prejudice (part 1 of 2) to be so popular. I seemed to have have hit a nerve. I think we will embrace this rant tone moving forward and see what happens.
Conversely, I was really disappointed with the lack of interest for the recent HIV/AIDS post. Are people not used to having serious conversations on this site or do we just not care?
People who know me in person (who refuse to like the Facebook fan page) also give me great feedback on the more personal posts. Talking about sex in explicit detail is common fair for me, but I should’ve anticipated the voyeuristic aspect it would create. Even though there’s no explicit images on the site, there’s still a shame factor attached. I’m constantly fascinated by who chooses not to answer me on twitter simply because of the name. I think I have a solution for that as well.
Unfortunately we didn’t get the redesign done, but it’s not like anyone’s financially supporting the site.
My major goal for the next year is to be consistent. We’re just gonna let it all hang out and see what happens. It’s time I recommitted to challenging myself.
Thank you for coming along for the journey.