Hello, Goodbye

Tidying up loose ends

Hello, bitchez.  It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?  Lots has happened to me since the last time I blogged, and I’ll try to sum them up in a thousand words or less*.

First of all, I am single again.  Not going to get into any details on that.  I will say it’s for the best, but it hasn’t been easy – I’ll leave it at that.

I am still politically-blogging for ABL over at her place, www.angryblacklady.com and raising hell whenever I can, in a good way.

You can find me on the Twitter Machine after I vowed I would never tweet at @asiangrrlMN.

My latest bit of good news is that I have been asked by another respected lefty blogger to write fiction for his site, OsborneInk.com, which is an amalgamation of blog posts, cartoon, fiction, videos, and other shit.  We chatted it up on the Twitter Machine – really, all the best deals are made on Twitter – and when he found out I wrote fiction, he asked to read a piece.  I sent him one, and he asked me if I did flash fiction**.  It’s not my strong point by far, but I have done it in the past.  So, he extended an invitation for me to write fiction for his site when the muse hits.  I accepted immediately and was elated.  I am moving away from blogging and back to my first love – well, actually my second as poetry was my first – fiction.  As much as I get jazzed about blogging, my fiction nurtures me like no other writing I do – and I do a hell of a lot of writing.

That's all she wrote, folks.

That neatly segues into the real reason I am writing this blog post.  Hm.  I know what I want to say, but I’m finding it surprisingly difficult.  *clears throat, then spits it out*  I am officially closing my blog.  This is my last post, and it’s a bittersweet feeling to close shop.

When I started my blog in January of 2009 I believe it was, it was because I had shit to say, and since I’m a writer by nature, why not blog?  I wanted to figure out what I really thought about my issues and other topics, and, I do my best thinking through my writing.  In addition, I kept thinking how I wish I’d had something like my blog back in the day when I was in the depths of my depression and wondering how the fuck I was going to get out of it.  I would have loved to know I wasn’t alone, that there were other people who had gone through experiences similar to mine and survived.  I have received emails from people saying how much it meant to them to read a particular blog post I’d written, and that never failed to make me smile.

I also loved the small, but tight community I built up.  Y’all were steadfast in reading and in commenting.  I loved the warmth, the humor, the compassion, and the snark you exhibited; I couldn’t have asked for a better better commentariat – and for that, I thank you.

Writing my blog has been therapeutic for me, and I can’t imagine the last three years without it.  That said, I no longer feel the need to do personal blogging any more.  I will continue with the political blogging, obviously, but I no longer have the urge to spill my guts to all and sundry.

Instead, I want to focus on my freelance editing, my political blogging, and my fiction.  As to the last, I am shutting down my blog – the archives will be available – and turning my website into my fiction website.  I am excited as hell about this, even if I’m a bit overwhelmed at the idea of gutting my entire site and essentially starting over.  Thank you all for reading my blog, and I hope you will come back when I have the site all gussied up after the renovations.

With that, I bring down the curtains on The World According to MEH.  It’s been one hell of a ride***.




*No promises.  I do love my words.

**Under 2,000 words – 2,500 at the most.  Quit laughing.  I can do it.  Seriously.  STFU!

***736 words, y’all.  Told you I could do it.


10 Responses to Hello, Goodbye

  1. Best to you and all your words yet to come.
    2008 will always be a fond year to remember in all the turmoil, fear and hope. That is when I met you and you sparked a fire in me that made me believe I could reclaim some things in life.
    We worked on a lot of similar things and I never needed a “sign” to know you were a kindred spirit to me. However, I will forever treasure the signs you sent me.
    Sometimes, life doesn’t just give you lemons, it gives you full-blown shit-stew. Sometimes we figure out in time that a lot can be done with compost.
    I’m ever so glad to have been part of your journey and happy to see you living a life you were meant to live, no longer wading in shit-stew.
    Set backs? yes. Crashing down? Yes. A willingness to continue to reclaim what is yours? Yes.
    Loves to you and thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing yourself Minna. I feel so lucky to know you. I look forward to reading your new blogger stuff. Peace and love to you! Mwah!

  3. Kat, thanks, babe. I am so glad I know I can always count on you. I love you so very much.

    whabs, I will always have a soft spot for the ‘flats for introducing me to kick-ass people like you. Hug and love to you, babe.

    Leora, very glad to have you in my life, too, Leora. Love and kisses!

  4. Wait! I don’t pay attention during the holidays and this happens?


    I mean, happy to see you still writing… but Hmmmmmph.

    (And I mean that in only the best possible way…)

  5. Alex, you snooze, you lose, man! It’s kinda weird for me, too. I’m writing a place for ABLC that I normally would post here…but I’m moving and shaking with my fiction and political blogging and other things I can’t mention yet. I don’t miss this place like I thought I would.

  6. WHOA! I just found you last night. 3/15/12, bloody ides of march. Started reading more recent posts and thought you brought home a real ape til I got to the part where he went to the kitchen and made coffee. Read that three times before figuring I best go back and start from the beginning. Dammnit. You really gonna bolt after spilling all that and no ‘splanation about the Idle End? I know. And I understand. Just know you made me feel like that old Kinks song, Girl, you really got me going….. best wishes. I’ll look out for you on ABL. Go Team Uterati. xxx @splashpinkfifi

  7. Hi, deborah. A real ape? That would have been fuuuuunnnny! And, yes, I am going to leave you hanging riiiight there. I’ll be back with my fiction site shortly, but all my blogging will be done at ABLC for the foreseeable future. Thanks for dropping by, anyway, and have fun perusing the archives. I have lots!

    P.S. *terrorist fist jab* #TeamUterati

  8. Hi, Batocchio. Thanks, but no reason to be sorry. I just don’t feel the need to blog personally like I did before. It’s onward and upward for me!