New beginnings

Hello Internet friends, old and new! Welcome to my newly self-hosted blog!

I still have ways to go before everything is set up the way I want, but I’m an impatient person and I wanted to launch this new site already!

I’m actually going to be leaving for London tomorrow morning, so I should probably wait until I either land there, or get back home here before I start anything, but you know me. Impulsive ought to be my middle name.

Feel free to leave me comments, feedback, suggestions, criticism, whatever.

P.S. This beautiful theme is designed by Light Morango. You can purchase it in her Etsy shop here.

Undead

I haven’t posted in a month and a half. I doubt I even still have “longtime readers,” but if you are one, then you’ll know that this is both totally common for me, and totally annoying for you. What baffles me the most is that I somehow got a couple of new followers during my unintended hiatus. Nobody likes a lazy blogger.

I have no excuse, as usual. During that time, I discovered True Blood on HBOGo and blazed through all seven seasons in about 3 weeks. In fact, I just started re-watching it. It’s not even a very good show, but I love the characters so much. After all, who am I to resist some Eric Northman? He and Pam are my top two favorite characters, with Lafayette in at a very close third. In fact, I kinda wish they had taken him up on his suggestion to make him a vampire in Season 2, then they could spend eternity together being the sassiest trio of vampires the world has ever seen. I would watch that spin-off in a hot second. (Apparently I’m not the only one.)

Anyway.

In other news, I also had a bit of a blog identity crisis (again). After all, beauty blogs are a dime a dozen. Do I honestly think I have anything new to offer to this saturated category? No, not really.

I’ve back and forth over whether to quit blogging altogether, or to take it to the next level and self-host. If I decided to quit, I doubt anyone would miss my once-in-awhile posts. On the other hand, if I were to self-host, then I’d really need to step up my game, get my shit together, and start taking this seriously. Because while I may fuck around majority of the time, I don’t mess around when it comes to real money. I is broke, yo.

However, when it comes down to it, blogging for me is very similar to working out, or practicing the flute. I procrastinate FOREVER on the task, and spend more time avoiding it than it would take to just get it done. But once I start doing it, it’s fun and enjoyable. My motivation and enthusiasm builds on itself. I just have trouble overcoming the initial urge to do LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE other than the task at hand.

But, since I’ve finally worked up the energy to write this post, looks like I’m back. For now. I’m also going to to take the leap into self-hosting, but I’ve never done it before so I apologize in advance if things start to look wonky around here.

I feel like this post needs a picture, so here is an adorable chibi True Blood fanart by Benoit Garnier:

trueblood fanart

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