Here’s another blog update for ya! I’ve spent the last few days working on two posts that will be published Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Because I also work, I have come up with a writing/publishing schedule that fits my offline schedule. I want to be able to put more posts out there each week instead of a couple every month or so.
As you may know, I am currently on hiatus from this blog to focus on other things. You may also know that from time to time, I MUST take a break from writing because of the subject matter. And you also may know that I struggle with keeping this blog from time to time as well. I’m so over that.
This break has helped me reflect on my life – online and offline – as well as the future of this blog. Stepping away has done wonders for me! As tempted as I was to let go of truecrimediva.com, I just can’t. I’ve had this blog for 6 years! But in those 6 years, I have endured a lot in my personal life. The worst being when I became a parent of a missing child. I’ve never really talked about it on here because it was the WORST time of my life to date. Thankfully, my child returned home, but the whole experience caused me grief, confusion, anger, and a hell of a lot more. I went from writing about missing children to being the parent of one. I saw things from that point of view, and let me tell you, it changes you. I found it very hard to put any effort into this blog because of the subject matter and what I went through with my own child. I lost all interest in this blog.
I apologize for not posting in over a month. I took a break from writing and then had an emergency situation involving my daughter, so I was offline for a while.
I’m back and will begin writing more posts very soon.
It seems like every time I want to write, write, and write, life gets in the way. Oh, well, that IS life, I guess.
But I will be writing again soon. I stepped away for personal reasons but am now ready to get back to this blog. Sometimes, I just need a break, so don’t be surprised if you see my absence again. Writing about what I write about is depressing and can really mess with my emotions. Stepping away helps me get back to the norm.
I apologize for doing this but it’s a necessary evil.
I’ve decided to go back to writing the way I used to in this blog. Meaning, I will write about the case, then give my opinion (not all the time) at the end of the post, and being brutally honest when needed.
It’s ridiculous to write two separate posts – one on the case, and one with my thoughts on the case. And it’s ridiculous for anyone to come here moaning and groaning about it when they OBVIOUSLY can go elsewhere.
I just wanted to let you know that I am back to writing this week and through the upcoming weekend. I said that last week but then I got sick for several days, so I decided to wait on the writing.
I also have not started the book I am going to review. I plan on starting that this week, too. Hopefully, nothing stands in my way this time.
It’s been a crazy past few weeks, and at times I am not sure what direction I want to take this blog. Hell, sometimes I get bored with it, plain and simple. So, I’m going to brainstorm ideas on how to make this site better. I feel like something is missing. I know that might sound weird considering what I write about, but it’s true. We’ll see what I can come up with. If nothing else, I’ll just keep plugging away like I have been. I don’t mind it, but I think this site needs something more.
This blog went on a short hiatus so that I could do some updates and change things up a bit.
I took all of my “TCD’s Thoughts” that I included in most posts so far, and put them into separate posts titled, “TCD’s Thoughts”. I then put that category into the main navigation bar for easier access. That took far longer than I expected, because, well, I have a life lol. I can’t devote every single second to this blog, and I wouldn’t even if I could.