Thursday, August 15, 2013

Say hello, wave goodbye.

Image ripped from i’m your katie quĂ©, who I’m sure is a very nice person.

Well then. Here we are, nine months after my last post. What gives, you ask? Nothing. Blogging started feeling less like fun and more like work. Taking crappy pictures of my food got boring. Basically, everything I said the last time I stopped updating still holds true. And there’s nothing sadder than a neglected blog left to be taken over by spambot comments, so it’s only right that I write a concluding post.

There’s been no great crisis of faith, no huge upheaval. I’m still as vegan as ever and as opinionated as ever. I love Red and Lucy more than I ever have. When I started blogging, back in the ancient mists of 2009 (four years ago!), I didn’t know many other vegans. When I realized what a huge vegan community was out there, I absolutely had to add my voice! And it was wonderful. I learned so much, and realized how much I still had to learn. I found my activist voice and my strength. I made friends I hope to keep for the rest of my life. I showed myself that I could make a difference. I still hope to do that, just not here.

In a way, maybe it’s only fitting that the blog ends now. It served its purpose, and I feel such affection for it. I plan to leave it up, because I’m proud of it and it allowed me to meet tons of amazing, dedicated people who make the world a better place. I just don’t plan to blog anymore. Not here, anyway. I have a yoga site (you wanna get your Downward-Facing Dog on, call me!), and I’ve thought about blogging there. But now that I know how much dedication a good blog takes, and how much work it is to build and sustain a community (online and off), I know it’s not a step to take lightly.

May all beings be happy and free. I love you all, and pass the vegan cupcakes.

xoxo
*shannon

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for being you and sharing. I've enjoyed it and will miss you. Enjoy "one less thing" and your next chapter!

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  2. I'll miss you but I'm glad you wrote a goodbye post!!!

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