Okay, so I haven't posted in a while...and all the other posts have, well, gone away. Let me explain:
First off, I really do feel that I need a place to "vent" privately in a, ahem, public manner. However, the problem with that is that the private aspect tends to always be in danger.
Secondly, I think in my quest to compartmentalize my blogging life, which I don't think is a bad thing, I may have spread myself too thin. I have many things to say and have created many forums in which to say them and maybe, just maybe, there are currently a few too many forums.
Thirdly, I hate yahoo mail. I've had the "premium" service for a few years and, until the past few months, it was fine. Since then, however, it has started "spamming" legitimate emails, unspamming spam emails, not filtering emails that should be filter, filtering emails that should just go to my inbox, and--most recently--been the target for hackers who felt the needs to send out porn links to everyone, including my extended family members who don't understand that when you get an email from someone that says, "For a good time, click here" that they shouldn't follow the link. Instead, they follow the link and then send me angry emails about my polluting their minds. And, unfortunately, this blog is tied to that email address.
So, with these three reasons, I've decided to stop this particular blog. I'm still blogging, just at a few other sites. As for all the blogs I've been reading, well, I'm not giving you up! You may just start seeing me show up from a different address (once I get a chance to migrate all my bizillion blogs into a Google Reader attached to another address).
I hope to see my readers at one of my two other public blogs, which are:
1 - West Metro Mommy - My "mommy blog." Lots of talk about parenting, but other fun stuff too!
2 - The Lofty Goal - Kind of a travelogue. My family and I are on a quest to visit all of the Oregon State Parks. Admittedly, this one is updated in spurts (depending on when we actually get to a new park!), but I post lots of pictures!)
I also have a password-protected blog where I post pictures of my family. If any of you who have read this blog for a while (and commented, so I know who you are!) would like access to this, please let me know and I'll add you.
This is not goodbye, of course! This is just a change of address!
my thoughts on the gender
12 hours ago