These past 6 years have been a crazy ride. It’s been complicated.
I’ve not always been the blogger you’ve wanted me to be. Especially for the past three years or so. First, I’d always forget about our anniversary. You’d constantly had to remind me about it. But I logged in so rarely that I’d see your reminder way too late.
I’m actually surprised I remembered this year. Well, I did see your reminder. But I was on time. And I shouted it out to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And I was proud to have been blogging for that long.
Since then (although it was only a few weeks/days ago), things have changed.
Well, I did launch a website.
But it’s not exactly a freelance writing website. After getting insightful feedback from the surveys I had posted, I realised that people were currently more interested in a Students’ Survival Guide than a freelance writing blog. And looking at my experience, I had way more valuable stories to share in the ‘student’ category. After all, I had only just started freelancing, while I had been a University student for 3 years!
After days of thinking and brainstorming, I finally made the leap and bought my very first domain: dkwaye.com
An Evil Nymph’s Blog is proud to celebrated it’s 2nd year anniversary! 😀
I also wanted to merge this week’s photo challenge, which is masterpiece, in this post, but instead of submitting a photo, I’m simply submitting a masterpiece I’ve been working on for 2 years exactly, yes you guessed it, my masterpiece is this blog!
I’m officially getting back to the Weekly Photo Challenge! And this week’s theme is The Golden Hour.
I took this photo from my room and it’s sunrise on a Saturday morning when I usually do my weekly morning jogging. It’s not a much recent photo but I think I never shared it with you right? Although I did on instagram.
I’m so sorry for being MIA on WordPress, but I had two issues I had to deal with:
1. Mock exams!
Yeah, I’m currently in exams mode since last Wednesday thus I’ve been busy in the real world.
2. My WordPress account had been suspended!
In fact, that’s what I thought. When I tried to log in to WordPress lately it kept on saying: ‘Error: Account Suspended’. I totally panicked!!!
I took a deep breath and tried again. And again. And again. And it still showed ‘Error: Account Suspended’. However my blog was still live, so it didn’t make sense. Usually when WordPress suspends an account it also suspends the blog and mainly the blog because the latter had surely violated a Term of Use…
That doesn’t mean that I’m quitting blogging. In fact, I might start to publish posts more frequently, but slowly at first, maybe one or two posts per week, including guest posts. If I don’t, it means I’m revising for exams!
This is to inform you that I… well, I… (it’s so hard to say it but) I need a break from the blogging world.
Yes, that’s why I skipped this week’s Picture it & Write, I’m sorry for that.
It won’t take long, I hope, but for the time being I’m backing away from my blog. I’m just having a hard time in real life for the moment; I’m going through a lot lately. Thus I decided to trim my hobbies/activities temporarily.
So that I can find myself again.
This is my latest photo by the way 🙂
There are still some guest posts that I need to publish that I’ve already approved and scheduled in the past, which you will be able to read and respond to while I’m taking my break.
When I first saw this week’s theme, pattern, it reminded me of my art classes at school a few years back. We had to draw a specific pattern all over an A3 size paper like the wrapping paper style… I didn’t really like it at that time.
Anyway, here’s my take for the challenge, a pattern that appeals much to me:
I wasn’t sure which photos to post for this week’s challenge, which is Culture, since there has been nothing in my life that has been photographically culturally interesting… (lol) but, browsing through this year’s photos, I found these:
I know I usually do weekly photo challenges on Wednesdays, but a lot happened this weekend, and I’ve also being very active on Instagram. And this week’s photo challenge is ‘A Day in My Life‘!
I’m mainly going to concentrate on how I spent my Sunday, although you still deserve some explanations over Saturday and Monday:
On Saturday, we, Mauritians, have been victims of a never-seen-and-witnessed torrential rain situation. Unexpected floods, unpredicted (or compelled to silence) by the media, despite all the technologies we possess, which caused deaths and panic… My mother and I were far from our home, in a shopping mall, and we were so taken aback when we went out and saw that water was all over the pavements and roads… it came up to our ankles!
And I had to buy art supplies.
Anyway, I’m still alive! If you want to know more about this, my best friend just wrote a blog post about it here: Mauritius These Days…
So when I woke up on Sunday, it didn’t feel like Easter. Nevertheless, I ate chocolate bunnies! 🙂 Thus, here’s the first photo for the Daily post challenge: