Translation: (The blog is dead, long live the blog!)
As you guys have probably guessed by the 9 months of silence since my last post, I kinda gave up on updating the blog for many reasons:
1- Making a feature film all by myself + trying to find distribution + distributing it on the fest circuit (again, all by myself) + seeking reviews, interviews, setting up Skype Q&As, etc. – all that in addition to working a full-time, 40 hr/week job = a crazy busy Maude!
2- Since I already post all my reviews, interviews, screenings: 1) on my Facebook, 2) on Twitter, 3) on the Dys- Facebook page, 4) on the Dys- website, and 5) sometimes on Instagram, the idea of re-posting the same information again on the blog quickly became mind-numbingly redundant (for me and everyone flooded by the same update from multiple sources) and a bit jarring.
3- I really missed blogging. By blogging, I don’t mean the way I was doing it (“YAY, (film) will screen at (festival)!”), I mean the "taking the time to articulate my thoughts before sharing them with the world" kind of blogging. Since this is not what I was doing, I didn’t feel I could suddenly switch everything around, nor had the time to do so with everything that was going on.
All that to say that, after much pondering - most of it triggered by the guilt of the lack of updates - I’m officially putting an end to the current incarnation of this blog. You will still be able to find all the fun info about what’s happening on my Facebook (anything important is public, so you just have to ‘follow’ me), plus hey! It’s easier and faster to interact on there! And there’s also Twitter.
But wait! Don’t unsubscribe/delete this page from your blog lists just yet!
Like a phoenix, this page will rise from its ashes as I do intend on making it what it should have been all along (and what it was for a brief period): an actual blog. What will it be about exactly? I’m still figuring that out (and I'm always open to suggestions, so feel free to send them to me by commenting!) Once I do figure it out, a massive re-design and proper archiving of the current cluttered mess will happen.
And then, the blog will live again!
Until then, I want to thank you for reading me and for sticking by me for all this time! I’ve come a long way since that first post in 2010. Did I take over the world? Not yet, but I’m slowly getting there. It feels like I’ve finally turned a page and begun a new chapter in my life. And I have every single one of you to thank for that. None of it would have been possible without your continued support, so imagine me reaching out of my screen and hugging each of you individually because that's what I want to do right now!
Thank you again from the bottom of my twisted little heart and see you again very soon with some new content that I hope you'll enjoy! As always, you can always leave me a comment if there’s something you’d like me to talk about. :)
Love and bloody kisses,