Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What a random day for a post!

Well, it's been a while!

I sincerely thank everyone who has continued reading my sporadic posts and for commenting. If I don't respond as hastily as I should, I apologize.

School is coming to a close. I have six weeks and four days left until my final two classes officially end. Thankfully, both of these classes are enjoyable and neither of them are taking up too much brain power or time. They are, however, there and haunting my every waking moment.


I have been thinking about blogging, about writing, and about what life will be like when I can finally -FINALLY- cross "become a college graduate" off my bucket list. There are ideas in the works, there are ideas waiting in the wings. Mostly they are waiting for the time to unfold into reality (and time will present itself in six weeks, four days).

And I've been considering starting a new blog.

I know; groan and sigh and fume. Seriously, go ahead. I did. And I know all of you who have followed me for any amount of time will know that I've "up and started" new blog after new blog. And you know what? I'm glad. Each blog has been an opportunity to try on a new outfit, a new "persona" if you will. Not that I've ever been untruthful in my writing but it's nice to be able to write about something and get the feeling that THAT is who you are. Even if it's just for a little while.

This blog has run its course. I've been thinking about a new direction for a long time: since last year in fact. I didn't, however, have the time to make the thinking a plan nor the plan a reality until now.


I have started a new blog. It's there. It's shiny. It's rough and begs your indulgence for the necessary cosmetic changes that will occur in the next few weeks. The official launch date of Shiny New Blog will be April 01: day one of the A-Z Challenge. Yes, folks, I'll be posting all my A-Z posts over there.

Where is there, you ask? That's a great question! Boots and Bluestockings is the name of the new blog. A bluestocking is a literary lady; and boots, well, who doesn't like a good pair of boots! Seriously, though, I wear work boots, combat boots, and wellie (i.e. garden/rain) boots on a regular basis. They all symbolize different aspects of myself. I like that about me: one day I feel like conquering the world and the next, like dancing in the rain.

As I said, the official start date is April 01 but there will be a few posts prior to that. It will prove to be a grand experiment, starting something brand, spanking new in conjunction with the awesome experience of the A-Z Challenge.

And I have I request:

Go on and have a visit. Poke around. There's not much to see yet. As I said, there's still some cosmetic changes to attend to. But PLEASE do click the follow button! I don't want to miss ANY of you! And it's not that hard to do. You click the link - boots and bluestockings - you click FOLLOW. Ta-Da!

See? That wasn't so hard, was it?

Thank you THANK YOU to all of my many followers, new and old, past and present. I really REALLY want to see your smiling faces over at my new place! I'll be able to visit more frequently in the up coming weeks. I just have to tie down the final two classes and let them know who's in charge ;)

All the best and see you soon,


  1. Now I know why you wanted me to change it!
    Six weeks - you can do it.

  2. Jen-- I get that "change the blog" itch too. I started a new one that is more about practicing essay type writing and my current A Thought Grows is getting a subtle posting overhaul. I just get bored and need to change it up every now and again to keep it fresh, not only for myself, but in the world of blogs too. I'll follow you on over!

  3. Alex: Yes, I was rather ambiguous, wasn't I :) Thanks for all your help!

    Julie: Thank you! It is good for the soul and for blogs in general. If I'm in one place for too long I begin to feel stuck. If I feel stuck or pigeon-holed, I'll stop doing whatever it is I should be doing. Change is good :)

  4. OH! And I fixed the word verification issue AND the "follow blog" widget is there now. That took some hunting!


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