Thank you. And I mean that.
The years of blogging, developing manoftheword/The Whole Hurly Burly have been life-changing. Blogging has enabled me to learn to share my work, to discover what resonates in my work with whom and what sorts of interests. Blogging has given me courage, most definitely helped me discover my voice, and linked me to an amazing community of creators and thinkers. In that way it has given me hope.
I appreciate everyone who has visited (or will visit) these pages, who has taken the time to interact, comment, critique, challenge and question my process, my content, my style.
It has been a significant mode of expression in which I have felt that I mattered, have been heard, seen, can contribute something to a large and complex world.
I am unsure of my intentions with a caesura, apart from feeling profoundly that the time and energy I put toward this is needed in other areas of my life right now. The Whole Hurly Burly of life has its ways and effects.
As in brief breaks before (beginning grad school again, starting a business with spouse, children home for summer and the like) – should something worthy come forth I will share it, but for a time will be unable to consistently interact in this medium.
It has been a great pleasure – both “followers” (I hope not!) and those I “follow” – to become acquainted with your works, your gifts and talents, your ideas and artefacts – and truly – to have been offered a context that feels safe for experimencting mine. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
I cannot predict the time I will need for this restructuring, but I can assure you this experience and network and relation has been profound and meaningful in my life.
Here’s to WordPress
and to all of YOU who make it worth pressing.
Nathan W Filbert