I've been thinking about it all weekend, and I've come to the reality that I can't give up my blog.
I enjoy it too much.
That being said, you might notice a change.
I'm going to make this blog a little more...self-indulgent.
One of the reasons I started blogging three years ago was so I could have a place where I could vent. A place where I could be myself without fear of people in my life judging me. A place where I could be creative. A place where I could write for myself.
And somewhere in the process of this blog becoming a success, I feel like I lost that aspect. I started blogging for "them." What would "they" like to read? What would interest "them"? I spent a lot of time researching topics that I didn't necessarily care about. And when that post would only receive a few comments, I would feel discouraged and worn out.
I'm not going to give up on the researched posts. You'll still see biographies of doomed, yet forgotten starlets, just not as often. I'll still review movies and books and recipes. I'll probably have more of those kinds of posts that make you go "what the fuck is she on?" (like this one). And I'm going to get more personal on here.
Unfortunately, since I'm a freelance journalist, I can't afford a therapist, so I might turn here when things get rough.
You're going to get to know me.
To get started, let me introduce myself properly.
My name is Jennifer (no shit) and this is me:
I like people to think I'm cute, so I take hundreds of photos of myself until I finally see one that's halfway decent for me to post on Facebook.
I'm in my mid-20s, but crawling towards a number I can't even write without bursting into tears.
The majority of my best friends are gay men. I only have a few close girlfriends here in town that I hang out with on a regular basis. One, I grew up across the street from for ten years. The other, I met through our blogs. And the last one, I met in a mental institution (we were visiting the same person).
I share joint custody of a fish. His father is an artist currently living in Berlin.
My boyfriend is in graduate school, riding on a pretty impressive fellowship.
I'm obsessed with lipstick.
I used to really like olives, but now I'm on the fence.
Anyway, that's just a little bit about me.
Nice to meet you. (And thanks for the love).