I have a confession: this blog has never been what I wanted it to be.
I’ve written irregularly, and the sporadic nature of the posts has, understandably, resulted in a low readership. Not seeing brag-worthy numbers in my Google Analytics account made me feel discouraged and resulted in my writing posts even less awesome.
About a year and a half ago I decided it was time to do something to break out of the spiral. The problem, however, was that I wasn’t sure what that something was, and so I let the blog sit, only posting every month or two just to remind people that I was indeed still here.
And then it finally hit: I was trying to do too much. I realized I’d come up with ideas for posts and then never write them because I was sure there was something more interesting, or more blog-worthy. I needed a focus. I’d been toying for a while with the idea of writing a teaching blog, but I didn’t like the idea of limiting myself that much, especially when I still identify as a writer who teaches rather than a teacher who writes.
Can you see where this is going? I can’t believe it took me this long.
My blog, which has only been kathrynhoughton.com up to this point, has now been reborn as read. write. teach. I’ve switched to a new theme, and I finally posted information about my freelance skill set. Next I’ll be tweaking and personalizing the design, and hopefully there will be some new content up before too long as well. I hope the few of you who stayed with me this far will continue to follow me as I transition to an exploration of all things language.by