photo credit, Nekenasoa Wyble of FloraMore Photography
Some months ago, I tried to start writing again on Shopify’s blog platform. I think they do online storefronts well, blogs though? Not so much.
I missed having a simple way to share a few words and stories. No ads, no clicking through to read posts, just a plain stream of full posts, like the pages of a journal. I wondered if I had the old password to my Typepad account, back when I blogged for a decade about moving around and raising kids and homeschooling and life (under the name Gypsy Forest).
Turns out, I did.
Typepad has aged and I’m not sure what the longevity of that platform is, so I downloaded the decade+ of blog posts I had there and uploaded them to WordPress. There will be some broken links, especially in the older posts, and I’m slowly making my way through them to fix what I can. It will take some time on this s–l–o–w satellite internet we have, but it feels worth it to bring our story all back together.
At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt connecting those older, sometimes vulnerable + rambling entries with my current audience now that I run a small business. After some thought though, it just felt right. I found so many kindred spirits in that old blog, I felt supported by other mamas out there figuring out how to do things differently: preserve food, homeschool kids, attachment parenting, growing a garden, knitting, sewing….. that blog taught me that no matter how much of an outcast you feel like you might be, you aren’t. There are folks out there that will believe in you and hold you up and community can be created in all kinds of ways.
So, the mic is back on. I’ll be here sharing random bits of life here in this fresh space. I hope you swing by once in awhile and it feels like having a cup of tea with a friend.