Friday, September 17

Clean Slate

For some time I have been thinking about the idea of a do-over, a mulligan, a fresh start, a clean slate.

Aside: the whole clean slate thing has been brewing in the back of my head for a long time and I had half a post written that related to my love of the Little House on the Prairie series of books from when I was a kid and how I always wanted to be like Half-pint with her slate in school. I however did not want to school in winter OR have an over achieving with the needle and thread older sister. Apparently this Little House On The Prairie thing is a concept I can not let go of.

For more than 6 years I have been posting to this website, with my very first burst of brilliance coming on September 1st of 2004 and aptly titled

On that day I laid out a few facts about who I was, what I hoped to accomplish by maintaining a blog and my hope to keep the whole thing super duper secret. Shockingly I have yet to reveal this online home to anyone beyond my husband in the years since and the only people I know in real life who know anything about this blog (that I know of) are people I've met because of blogging.

I was also 34 back then and thought I knew a thing or two about being an adult...I'm sure I've proven myself wrong about that here a lot.

There is an off-chance that my appearance on the Yarn Harlot blog may have led to my being identified by a school secretary but since I squelched her question about Stephanie I don't believe she has pursued my true identity. I could be totally wrong.

In those 6+ years I've written a lot. Some things I shouldn't have, but a lot of things I'm proud of - given opinions that were asked for, some that were not, and some I no longer have. I've taken quizzes, posted drivel, passed along meme's and shared some photos.... there is a lot in the archives of CursingMama.

A set of archives I've decided to wipe clean, call a mulligan, re-do, start fresh.

There will be some changes here at CursingMama in the coming weeks.
The past is already mostly gone (although not totally and I do have a back-up copy)(this is why 2 posts from 2006 for some reason decided to repost yesterday afternoon), there are some redesign things in the fetus stages of planning, and I hope to be back up and writing regularly before the US Thanksgiving Holiday, Halloween if you're good.

This feels better than I ever could have imagined and it isn't quiet as drastic or dramatic as one of my current favorite songs.....but still related.


Unknown said...

I can't wait to see the changes!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Wow!!!!! Maybe that's what I need! Wipe the slate (with back up) and start anew... Hm. I can't wait to see the changes, too.

Guinifer said...

Well - I'd like it if you kept your recipe posts - they're kind of a standby at our house!

Otherwise- clean slates are a magical thing!

Keri said...

LOL. I've had so many clean slates... But usually with no warning. Have fun!

Chris said...

Wow, all your archives, *poof*?! You're very, very brave. :)

Anonymous said...

Does this mean you are thinking of coming out of the blogger closet?

Mr. Motorcycle

Jen said...

Yeah, what Mr. Motorcycle said! And don't you go disappearing; I think you're the only blog I still read from when I started reading 5 years ago!

hillary said...

Wow! That's brave. I can't imagine wiping it all clean although I bet that it's freeing.