I just want to put on record that I really miss old school blogging. You know, before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest were even on the scene. Back when "Ashlie" anonymously blogged because she had something to say or share, even if it was random. Especially if it was random. We blogged to make each other laugh or think or just feel less alone in the world. We used two spaces after periods.
Dinosaurs may or may not have roamed the Earth.
Mommycosm started as an experiment. After losing my "real" job , I spent a few years transitioning from hobby to business. I came out as... well, me, Kim. It was amazing to attend conferences around the country and share ideas with my peers and industry leaders. We lifted each other up, taught each other how to use our skills to earn income for our families. I felt honored to represent a number of great brands and have met some fabulous people who are now some of my closest friends.
Work took over for a couple of years... which was fun and fabulous, but then I got too busy to write. My voice was often filtered knowing that BIG BROTHER and the rest of the world could be reading. Around the same time, I took on a varsity coaching position and the matrix exploded. Everyone in my real life started to know about my online life.
I... slowly... stopped... writing.
Fast forward to now...
My lifestyle has undergone changes, with my husband traveling a shit ton. Yes, I will say SHIT now. If someone reading is offended, you probably shouldn't be swimming around in my world. Solo parenting is HARD. The kids are getting older and demand attention if they are to be raised they way we envisioned.
So... ever so slowly, I stopped taking on social media projects.
Here I am. No longer really working online. No longer writing.
Cannot tell you how many times I have opened up a [New Post] window and just stared at it.
I could tell them about this...
No... I just mentioned that on Facebook. Anyone who cares already saw it.
A decision needed to made this summer about renewing the LLC created to handle the income from social media work. I agonized. Would letting go of this final piece be the nail in the coffin that was Mommycosm? Not just that, but would it be the end of a (very necessary) piece of me? One that I miss dearly, for what it's worth.
I let it go. The LLC, but not the blog.
Yeah, so, Mommycosm is no longer an official business entity.
But I'm still here. I still have a lot to say and share. Would love to laugh a bit more, because, Man, life has gotten so serious.
I guess when I think about it long and hard, the only difference between 6 years ago when I first started and now? Single spacing after periods makes more sense going forward.