I think my first blog was my old Xanga account that I had when I was about 15. It was a private site that I treated somewhat like a Twitter/Tumblr instead of a dedicated blog. There were a few gems among short two-three sentence posts, but there wasn’t much there. Fortunately, the only people who were able to see my blog were friends from church. Apparently, Xanga was the “in” thing at one of my old youth groups and I embraced it.
Things have changed a lot over the past 13-14 years. I’ve had a few sites over the years. Personal blogs, diet/weight loss blogs. I even attempted to start a site where my (now ex) best friend and I would share stories of the crazy encounters we had. That last one ended up being a completely one-sided project; maybe I’ll share some of the stories on here in the future.
Last week, I made the crazy, impulsive decision to delete my old blog. Now, granted, most of my posts from my old site are in my book, From the Mind of Lissa Kristine. However, deleting everything was definitely a mistake. In my mind, I was done with writing.
Problem is, writing is such a part of who I am. I’m the kind of person who notices typos and grammatical errors in friends’ social media posts without looking for them. Trust me. I’m not looking for mistakes to correct; they just find me. Even though I have been a terrible blogger in the past few years, me not having a blog is just plain wrong.
I’ve been in a weird place with my writing over the past few years. Honestly, while deleting my old site was a mistake, I also don’t really regret it. I’ve been trying for months to resurrect an old, dead site. Honestly, I should have let that site die a long time ago. I think this fresh start will be good for me.
I’m not really sure what direction this site will be taking. I have some posts in the works about me, my faith, my dreams. There will be random blog challenges, journal posts, random stories and poems, and a lot of posts about my ongoing health and weigh loss journey.
For now, this is where we begin.
Welcome to my life.