I simply want to thank all my readers who have stuck by me all these years. I’ve blogged off and on since 2005. Blogging saw me through so much, including the last half of my 20s and, so far, most of my 30s. The best is still to come. I blog simply because I love to write. That’s it. Actually, there is more to it. I would love to host or participate in a thriving writing community of bloggers.
Over the years, I have come across some wonderful blogs. As I found them, I shared them here. I recently went through my links, and frankly, it is frustrating. Several blogs haven’t been updated over the last few years – and yet, the wonderful content is still there. As long as it is accessible, I left the link. Most of the blogs and websites listed here are continually offering fresh content.
Yet, I still can’t get some of my favorites out of my head, even if they are long gone. Christina’s Shoebox, which dates from 2006, and the Nerdy Apple, which dates from 2015-2017, come to mind. Both offered a unique take on the world. Since both blogs no longer exist, I feel cheated out of wonderful content and a fresh take on life. I may not write as often as I would like – which I am trying to change – but I am still here. Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde is going nowhere.
Now for what’s ahead. I have long wanted to do two things:
- Create a realistic writing routine.
I am in the midst of working this out behind the scenes. Hopefully, this will result in most consistent posting here at Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde. Once I am consistent, I will share my ideas and resources with everyone here. There are so many wonderful resources for writers!
- I miss writing about the role music plays in my life.
Long ago – way back in 2006 – I wrote a series of articles for the now defunct online magazine JamsBio. JamsBio paid writers like me to discuss music and the role music continues to play in our lives. As writers for JamsBio, we were encouraged to write about our memories and how we associate those memories with certain music. As a woman who grew up watching and adoring Ally McBeal, it appealed to the idea that there is a soundtrack to my life. There most definitely is. Ever since I glimpsed what was possible through JamsBio, I struggled to find a way to include music in my writing – without infringing on the rights of songwriters. It is time for me to start writing about music again.
Here is to many more years! If you are a blogger and you would like me to profile your blog, please contact me. I am always looking to make new connections with fellow bloggers. As a side note, I just freshly updated my reading list, which you can find here. I am always open to book recommendations. Finally, if you enjoy Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde, please feel free to like our Facebook page. You can do that here.