I wrote this blog for seven years exactly. I loved posting here and “meeting” other bloggers along the way, the latter of which was something I didn’t initially realize was a crucial part of blogging. As years went on I began to feel more ambivalent and ultimately my feelings about WordPress itself changed so that I decided to stop writing new posts in 2021.
I chose the name WriterInSoul because I believed in a sense I was revealing what I consider my truest self: in my essence I am a writer. (“InMyEssenceIAmAWriter” would have made an unwieldy and not particularly great or memorable blog name and to paraphrase WordPress’s advice: “Take heed kids! You want a name people will remember.”)
My writing on WriterInSoul is generally personal and autobiographical. For seven years I weighed in on a variety of topics as well as threw down a lot of humor. I am proud of the work I did on this blog and for that reason I am not taking it down or “hiding” it. There’s good stuff here – 995 posts in all – that I think more often than not transcends the specific time period (2014-2021) in which it was written. I hope you’ll take a look around.
P.S. WordPress tells me that they post occasional ads on my blog just so’s you know. I am sorry but since I am cheap I won’t pony up the money to make them go away.