Reevaluating

What is blogging?

According to Merriam Webster: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.

A lot has been on my mind the last few weeks. The direction of my life has been the main focus. With that includes the direction of this blog. Originally, Jewells Avenue was a real website. Things fell apart, so I decided on using a blog for the time being. This ended up being my sounding board. The place where all things Jewells related could be found. It was my accountability.

Since turning 30, I have had a lot of time to reevaluate. Blogging has taken up a LOT of my time. Blogging in itself is one thing. But what is most time consuming is responding to comments and then going to the blogs of those who leave comments. I find myself going from one blog to the next until my whole day is practically gone. Bloggers are so insightful, entertaining, motivating, inspirational. The list could go on. I have found out so much about people and myself through this blogging experience.

Honestly, I feel like where I was going with this blog was too personal. In general, I feel like folks are putting too much of their business on the internet to the point that nothing is sacred anymore. Peoples relationships are put on blast in their Myspace and Facebook default pictures talking about “my baby this, my man/woman that…the love of my life” then three months later they aren’t together anymore. It just seems like if we kept more of us to ourselves, there wouldn’t be as much fallout. I don’t know. Just my little philosophy.

I say all of the above to say that I am putting Jewells Avenue on hold for a while. I am in the process of moving to another state. I will be working two jobs, a part-time and full-time, putting together my business plan, and working on novels two and three. I also plan to get the real Jewells Avenue back up and running. I will be busy, but I feel like I am able to accomplish more the busier I am. Hopefully I will be able to check up on the blogs here and there as time permits.

I won’t close this blog down because I might pop in and out. We’ll see. In the mean time, it’s been real.

I do have a lot more to say, but…

This is Jewells signing out…

Blues Notes

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