Howdy, partners. If you're looking for the Sweet life, I've made the move to Wordpress.
This wasn't exactly a banner year for my online presence. What can I say? I didn't picture myself as someone who would have a mid-life crises, but something happened inside when 40 loomed and I wasn't where I thought I'd be. I definitely recommend contemplating the endless abyss with a partner; it makes the whole thing much more bearable (I'm half-kidding; this has been a rough time for Becky, but I can't imagine how I would have gotten through it without her).
With Becky's steady support, and some well-timed visits with family, I felt more and more like myself each day. Eventually I pictured starting a new Sweet.
When Goodreads sold out to Amazon, I decided it would be mostly a book-related blog. The thing is, I was so angry about the purchase that I deleted my Goodreads account immediately. Losing all those years of reviews made the prospect of starting an all-book blog feel overwhelming, so I never got around to it.
The break has made me realize that the idea of a blog about one thing bores the shit out of me. So the new Sweet will be much like the old sweet, with better analytics. Hope to see you there.