I've been thinking a lot about this place and about blogs in general. I've been sad to watch more and more of my friends leave their spaces. Facebook just isn't enough for me. It's not real enough or true enough. Instead, it's just easy enough. You know?
I am saddened by the way that Pinterest has changed blogging. Oh, you know I love Pinterest. But, it feels as though blogging has mostly become a business platform for young creatives. Don't misunderstand, I love their creativity as much as anyone. But, I don't want to give my posts Pinterest-worthy titles and worry about RSS feeds. I don't want a business, I want a community.
In about two weeks it will be my blog's seventh anniversary. I've been hanging on to this place in my heart, but barely showing up to the page. I've been wanting to say things, heart things, and then settling for sharing others' work instead. I've been missing old friends and not reaching out to make new ones. I've been wondering if I should close down this fireside. I've been wondering where all my like-minded friends have gone.