Positive Destruction

by Ashley on January 23, 2013

This has been a long time coming, but I didn’t recognize that until today.  I have been kind of thinking about what I should do with my space on the internet, but I didn’t have any strong feelings about it until it all hit me at once. Before this blog turns five years old in May, I want to leave it behind and start blogging under my personal domain.

The way I make decisions is so immediate and so final that they sometimes feel destructive. What about all of the history here? I like being @writetoreach! People resisted when I just talked about changing the design of my blog. This is going to be so much work when I should already be focusing on other things. Ah, but it’s the right decision and I’m excited. Destruction feels good sometimes.

I would like a more minimal design.  That was my initial motivation. But I would also like to change the writing a bit to be more thoughtful and less confessional. More in the style of personal essay. I have been blogging under my full name for more than a year and a half, but I have avoided taking the final steps in that direction.  Now is the time.

So I’m not sure when all of this will happen. I’m never very patient, so probably pretty quickly, but it will require a lot of work on my part and I want to make sure it’s a change I’m happy with. I’m pretty attached to Writing To Reach You, and kind of can’t believe how much I’ve changed since I started writing here, so I want to say goodbye the right way.

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