August 22, 2011

Endings/Beginnings

This will be my last post on Love Street.

Wait, scratch that. There will be one more post after this one. That will be the last one.

I have no plans to stop blogging, though. I already have a new blog. It may take awhile for me to get it the way I want it. I am a busy girl. (For example, I have been interrupted seven times since I sat down to write this.) But once I do, I will share the link here.

This blogging thing is a strange enterprise. I've already written about why I blog and my feelings are still largely the same as they were two and a half years ago. I am one of those people who has used blogging to supplement journaling. Most of my entries can be described as thinking out loud. I don't make many attempts to be "arty" in my writing; however, I make every attempt to be concise and easily understood. I was always reserving my arty writing for the "real" stuff: you know, poetry, fiction. It has taken me awhile to come around to the fact that blogging can be an art form rather than just a way to transmit information. And thus this blog has become a frustration for me rather than a release. It just isn't what I want it to be. That is my fault - for pigeonholing the genre.

I guess it would be easy enough for me to just change the way I do things around here, but I'd rather just start over entirely, leave my archives here for awhile, and begin anew elsewhere.

My new blog will be an ongoing art project. The differences between this one and that one may be subtle - it's hard to say right now - but the time has come in my life for me to really devote myself to being creative and making art. I have no plans to become a professional blogger, but let's face it, I really enjoy blogging. I love connecting with others, hearing their stories, and letting them hear mine.

I wanted to wait to post this news until the new blog was done but several people have been politely pestering me about neglecting this blog. This is why. I have outgrown Love Street and it's time to move on. And once my new blog is up and running, I hope you'll come with me.

Thanks for the support and love you've shown me over the last four years and 967 posts. You guys are amazing.

(It took me an hour and a half to type out this post. Don't expect that new blog anytime soon. ;)

9 comments:

phairhead said...

love you and yr musings, leslie!

can't wait to see yr new project :D

Amanda said...

Okay, don't scare me like that! I was just wondering about you and hoping you would post soon. I can't wait to see your new project, too!

Lydia said...

It's always nice to have a fresh start. Looking forward to seeing your new site! :)

Erika said...

I was actually holding my tongue about asking you about having a new blog post, but I don't like people pushing me to do something so.....

I'm looking forward to your new blog too....:)

sherthebear said...

I look forward to your new blog.

Eric's Mommy said...

Change is good. I love reading your blog and I am looking forward to your new one!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and I look forward to the next one! Even though I haven't updated my own in ages.

- thebookmill.wordpress.com
(Just too lazy to long in in my wordpress account)

Kimberly said...

Leslie - I was wondering what was going on, and and have been hoping you are doing well.

I want you to know how much you, through your blog, have inspired me. Your writing is pure. It isn't filled with bull crap and lollipops. It is honest, with ups and downs, tears, smiles, struggles and success. It is real life. This thing everyone goes through, but no one really talks about. Thank you :) I look forward to your new blog journey! :)

alejna said...

I'm looking forward (patientlly, of course) to seeing your new blog project, too!

I also still really love blogging. One of the posts that I've written in my head many times over (but not actually on my computer screen) is one about the ways and whys I love blogging. (I'm not sure that makes any sense. I'm tired.)

Anyhow, glad you will still be blogging. You gave me a scare with that first sentence.