That about explains my lack of anything here on the site. Looking at when I stopped posting, I can tag it to right about when I started playing Final Fantasy XIV, shortly after my husband had surgery in December 2017. And I fully realize and acknowledge that online gaming tends to suck my creativity in ways I can’t explain. However, I’d resisted playing this game for quite a long time, so I’ve managed it a bit better than previous times I’ve gamed. I have made art (some of it quite lovely, matter of fact!) and I’ve posted said art online… just not here on my own website. Which makes no sense and yet it does.
Taking a photo of a piece of art with my phone and just popping it online via Instagram or Twitter is just so simple and easy. Snap pic, open app, post online, profit! To update the website take effort, something that I was lazy about. I always had the idea that this site should be the “good” one, where the more professional looking images are posted and not the crappy lit ones taken at my desk. I’d edit them properly and save with appropriate file names and and and… that all got lost. And the more it got lost, the more I felt guilty about not keeping up with the site and letting it languish.
I finally sat down and finished updating the images in all the blog posts to be larger and from the same media library. I still need to work on getting all my actual galleries to be in the same media library but that’s not as vital as the rest. And because my art output lagged in the past two-ish years, I don’t have a huge amount of art photos to add here. That’s a good thing. I also have some stories/articles I want to write and post, stuff that doesn’t work on Twitter and certainly wouldn’t go on a Facebook page. I always had aspirations to make this a “professional portfolio” site but I’ve come to realize that’s not me. I’m more than just my art images. I’m a gamer who plays probably way too much. A writer who needs to take the stories I write in my head as I’m falling asleep and write them down. I’m someone who can babble on about a topic when I’m invested in it. And keeping all those items spread out across the internet in separate places doesn’t make sense.
So, I’m going to try to keep here updated more often and instead of putting content elsewhere, I’ll put it here and link it elsewhere. That will hopefully make me pay attention to this website I’ve had for so many, many years now.