It has been over a month since I last posted. No good excuse for my absence. Just a combination of being very busy with many things and also finding that ever since the announcement of the transition to Xanga 2.0, the community that made blogging here such a pleasure has largely eroded. It becomes a vicious cycle, of course, since blogging less and spending less time reading and commenting on others’ blogs only erodes the community further.
A friend who pitched in $50 to help keep Xanga alive, just because he likes reading my blog, asked about my absence. I guess I do owe it to him to keep blogging, don’t it? Plus, I despite my frequent activity on Instagram and Facebook, those platforms don’t lend themselves to longer-form writing. I need to exercise the literary part of my brain more often, so I choose to increase the frequency of my blogging.
There is a lot that has been going on the past few weeks. For starters, after being laid off in February from my job of 13 years, I finally secured a job offer. The new job, which I’ll talk about more in a future post, begins in January so I still have more than a month to fill before then. Still, it is a relief to know that a regular paycheck will soon be coming. Although I’ve enjoyed the flexibility of freelance, it isn’t the best decision for me right now, financially.
There are a lot of other things that have been happened, too. I’ll share more in the next few days as I ease back into blogging. Don’t know if anyone is left out there, but if you are, I’m back!
congrats! and welcome back to blogging!
Thank you. Good to be back.
I am still here.
Yes, you are…
I’m here, too! Yay for old Xangans!
Hip, hip, hooray!
Looking forward for more!! I need to update my part too! 🙂
Yes, you need to do your part, too.
Yes, you do, Gary. I’m glad to hear you’re still around 🙂
I’m still here. The new Xanga is just awful. I like WP much more.
I agree. WP looks so much nicer and is easier to use. And I saw that realizing that Xanga is powered by WP.
I’ve been sad to hear 2.0 hasn’t been panning out for Xangans who paid for it. Glad you’re blogging and have secured a regular job, though! I’ve freelanced and pasted together a living off of multiple jobs enough to know the downsides of it.
Yeah, I like the flexibility of freelancing but I think we need a bit more stability in our income right now.
Xanga 2.0 fell somewhat short of my expectations which were modest to begin with. I haven’t written anything in a while. Life’s been keeping me busy and I miss the blogging world.
I keep waiting for Xanga 3.0. =|
I’m returning as of late as well… it’s nice to see that some of the old community has found it’s way to the same place 🙂
Yes, it seems like some folks are here, some are still there, and others are both places.
Welcome back, Chris. Congratulations on getting a permanent role 🙂