One faithful morning, I was looking through my Google + account and noticed a lot of photos on my account from years of blogging. I didn't want people (and potential future employers) to be able to see the photos (there were even some photos I had erased from the blog there), so I erased all the photos on my Google + account. No harm done, right?
Wrong. That was a bad idea.
Later that night when I went to post to my lovely blog, I noticed something out of the ordinary: ALL MY PHOTOS FROM MY BLOG WERE GONE. Replaced by an ugly circle with a line through it.
I. Was. Devastated.
I quickly tried to recover the blog by plugging in my hard drive (which has ALL of my photos and which I was planning to back up any day...) and discovered another lovely sign that was out of the ordinary: "IMAGES CORRUPT". All of them. corrupt. Apparently my hard drive was formatted for PC, not Mac, so all the images from the past year that I had been storing on it were gone. GONE.
There were tears. Lots of tears.
So, not only did I lose my little baby child of a blog because without pictures it's pointless (I mean, it's called PHOTOGRAPHS and memories for a reason...), but I had no way of replacing them because my photos were gone. As you can see, I tried to resuscitate the blog a little, but my heart was damaged from this loss and I felt like I couldn't go on.
After weeks of stumbling around feeling like there was no purpose (at least no creative purpose anymore), I decided to end this journey. I have met so many amazing people through this blog and I truly cherish all that I have learned and shared with you.
HOWEVER, don't go yet, because I am excited to announce that I am not gone from the blogging world, as I've started a new adventure over at Snap Happy, a blog dedicated to recording life’s wild and precious adventures (sound familiar?). However, this outlet will focus less on me and more on photographing the world around me. I'm excited to embark on this adventure as I hope to have a more structured blogging schedule and be able to grown and develop my photography more through this platform.
Please PLEASE make sure to check out Snap Happy (it's still a work in progress but getting there) and make sure to come back and visit me again!
What Snap Happy will look like:
- Some Features:
- Beyond the Fog: highlights of neighborhood walks, local shops, festivities, and any other local adventures hidden amidst the fog of San Francisco.
- Big Eats: the 411 on the best eateries in the area, with a few of my own recipes thrown in every once an a while.
- Nature's Playground: snapshots of the Bay Area's playgrounds for lovers of outdoor activities like hiking, camping, canoeing, and picnicking (my favorite).
- Lots and lots of photographs
- And probably some ramblings as I figure out how to navigate the difficult question of what I plan to do with my one wild and precious life
It's been good, Photographs & Memories.
I'll be seeing you.