I have a blog elsewhere and a few days ago, I said I needed a break. I pleaded "personal reasons", but while I do have issues to work through (who doesn't?), I mainly did it because I was scared. I was scared my blog was not good enough. That my posts were not coming out right. That people were laughing at me. That people would know it was me. I was scared my posts were nothing more than poorly written self righteous rants. That I'd be judged, misinterpretted, torn apart. Several of my favourite blogs have posted that they will no longer be posting or have posted about about feminist bloggers stating they will no longer be posting (including Den of the Biting Beaver and Diary of Barbie's Worst Enemy). Every time I read a post saying they are stopping posting or a blog does not show up when I click it on my favourites, it makes me sad. I know there is nothing I can do to make someone write again, but reading these blogs helps me and so many others realise we are not alone in thinking like this. It creates a sense of community. I want to be a part of this. I know I may not be perfect and I do not assume to know all the answers, but I can't remain silent. I am trying to move away from that and backing down now would be admiting defeat. So it's new address, new start and more honesty.
Going with that whole honesty thing, as you need an url to post a picture and I want to put a photo with my profile: