Monday, July 23, 2012

Moving On

When I first started this blog, it was called Lost in a Good Story. I started a recipe blog called Lost in the Kitchen at the same time. I thought this was very clever and had visions of book deals and fame. This is very indicative of where I was in my life at that time – I felt lost, without purpose, I wasn't sure what I wanted my life to look like, and I needed to feel important. The blog(s) gave me a huge sense of purpose and a huge sense of accomplishment. Just watching my list of books grow gave my pleasure.
I eventually gave up on the recipe blog and became comfortable at my book blog. I renamed it It's All About Me, because it symbolised what I was doing for myself, something that was only mine.
The blogging experience DID make me feel important, though not in the way I thought I wanted. No one offered me a book deal, but I learned that my voice mattered and that people were interested in what I had to say. This was a crucial discovery and I can honestly say that I wouldn't be the person I am today if I hadn't started blogging.
Lately, as whoever still reads this must have noticed, I haven't been blogging any more. This is because I haven't been sure what I wanted to say. Blogging about books wasn't doing it for me anymore, but I didn't want to leave the book blogging community. I felt that my blog should have a focus but I couldn't decide what that should be.
In real life, I decided to leave the communication field I have been working in for over ten years and to move into learning, development, training and coaching. My blogging will follow this path.
This blog has now served its purpose and it is time for me to move on. I am thankful for everything that it brought me and I am thankful to all of you who visited and commented.
I will continue blogging - about all sorts of topics, books included - at my new home, Create Your World
I hope that at least some of you will follow me there.