starting fresh

I’m a habitual serial blogger. I can’t even remember how many blogs I’ve started and stopped over the years. I didn’t really want to start over again, but after thinking it through this may be the best re-do yet.

When I switched from Typepad to WordPress I lost my pictures that were in posts. No big deal…I had everything super organized and had saved every picture. I could remedy that with a free weekend and some patience. That free weekend never came, and then one day my computer took a huge shit and I had to do a full install of a new OS. Thanks to this incident, I also learned that the last time I had backed up everything was when I switched laptops…in July 2015. Yes, I could fix a good chunk of my old posts, but I started thinking that this is what I needed to finally get out of my blogging rut and start anew. You’ll find some of the old posts, but not all…and I might get around to fixing the pictures, but maybe not.

I kept the Sunshine and Mint name (mainly because I just paid for my domain renewal a month before the laptop crash on 2017), but I’ve decided to stick to mainly personal blogging. My favorite things to write about are life updates and general musings. Food and crafts will definitely make an appearance, but there probably won’t be small business posts or link roundups. I’ve made peace with not turning a blog into a personal business. Trying to keep up with the monetizing game is what turned me off of blogging ┬álast time, so why would I jump back into that? I could also start rambling about how blogging, as a whole, seems to be regressing as a business platform, but I’ll save that for another day.

While I don’t see this turning into the Livejournal rants of 2007-2010, I’m so excited to have a place to ramble on with no expectations. Starting fresh is just the remedy sometimes.