Something weird happened to my custom theme (yes, the one I worked so hard to design and publish) so I’ll use this one until I find something better. It’s not perfect, but it supports custom post formats – we’ll see if the ability to post short tidbits and microblogging-style things will make me update more often. In other news: It was Jefflion’s birthday on September 12th! My site is six years old! Let’s drink to that.
… was yesterday
Despite the evident lack of updates, I love my domain, website and blog and I’m so happy it’s still around. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years! (Now I feel slightly old and nostalgic. Or perhaps it’s just the weather. I don’t like autumn rains, ugh.)
Anyway, this is my half a decade of Jefflion.net appreciation post!
Five years ago, I knew next to nothing about blogging. I used to think blogging was about keeping an online diary, and since I don’t like to share my personal thoughts & stuff online, the idea wasn’t appealing to me. But that was before. I understand blogging much better now, which sadly doesn’t mean I always practice what I preach.
At the same time, I’m not the same person I was 5 years ago, and it kind of sucks. I’m disillusioned, bitter and anxious. I feel like a complete – well, not a complete but a big – failure in certain areas of my life (career). I can’t find a job and I feel like I never will (this is not an exaggeration but a reality of where I live), and there’s so much I want to do and research and contribute. There’s more about my anxiety and bitterness, but ugh, this is supposed to be a happy post, right?
Anyway, thank you – if there’s any of you left here – for being here for all 5 years or just months, or even on one-time visit. I appreciate all of the comments and messages and hits I’ve received. I’ll do my best to make Jefflion.net even better in the future (and yes, the first step is, as usual, updating more often!)
Happy birthday to me! I’m 29! So, do I feel old? Not quite. I do notice my hair is getting gray, but that started more than 10 years ago.
Mentally? I don’t feel old. Is 29 old, anyway? Some say late 20s and early 30s are the times when women become either mature, responsible individuals, or completely spoiled bitches (a la “Sex and the City”). I still feel like a child, but uh, child with responsibilities, bills and real stuff that require maturity. But in so many ways, I do feel like a kid- and yes, like a kid, not even a teenager.
Thanks for being here and reading my rants.