The Premium subscription to my domain taoofscrumble.com expires soon. I have been debating the way forward for some time and have decided not to renew it ~ so it will most likely be inaccessible from next Monday, July 4th. It may revert to taoofscrumble.wordpress.com but I’m not entirely sure how that will affect the content or my following because the communcation I’ve received the WordPress Happiness Engineer differs from the automated message that keeps popping up, now that the end date is looming. We’ll just have to wait and see ~ how exciting! 😉
I no longer have the same drive that prompted me to start this (second) blog ~ over the last couple of years life has evolved in ways I could never have predicted, causing me to abandon ‘best laid plans’ more than once. Casual daydreams have remained just that ~ entertaining diversions not destined to become reality. Even some of my long~held beliefs and opinions have been overturned by changing circumstances ~ much to my surprise!
So the title ‘Tao of Scrumble’ doesn’t feel quite as relevant as it did when I was exploring different creative avenues with abandon. Several years on I’ve eliminated those crafts which are no longer appealing or possible ~ I can’t even ‘scrumble’ (free~flow knitting and crocheting) for long these days. But rather than mourning unfulfilled ambitions, I’m focusing on activities which work well for me and give me a joy and I would like to write about them and post photographs.
I briefly considered starting a new blog, with a more appropriate name ~ ‘Tao of Sitting On The Sofa Not Managing Much At All’ maybe? Then I remembered that I already have another one. When I took my first, faltering foray into the blogoshpere it was anonymously on Wightrabbit’s Blog. I haven’t published a post on that one for some time ~ but I’ve checked and it’s still live!
So if Tao of Scrumble does disappear down the rabbit hole next Monday have no fear. Jump after it, like Alice, and you will find me there!
I still haven’t managed to rescue the Wightrabbit though I’ve tried many times, believe me.
Rather than getting frustrated, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not meant to hide behind my username any longer. That it’s time to step out of the bunny costume and show who I really am. Which would have been way too scary when I started but now I feel the time is right.
I never intended to be posting on two blogs in the first place ~ maintaining one was time~consuming enough. But, when I set up the second by accident, I thought it might make sense to keep writing separate from art and craftwork. To write ‘properly’ on Wightrabbit’s Blog , using Tao of Scrumble for my other interests. To take the former ‘seriously’, paying attention to syntax and grammar, whilst contributing to causes which I deemed important ~ like ‘Occupy Blogosphere’ and ‘Nurturing Thursday’. And to have some innocent fun with the latter ~ such as showcasing The ‘Virtual Open Studio’ series, with it’s ‘find the logo’ competition.
But now that a technological anomaly has forced to re~think my strategy, I can see that the former arrangement was too restrictive. For me art and writing are inter~twined, along with gardening, cooking, crochet etc…..etc. All things creative. One thing sparks ideas for another and for inspiration to flow freely, I have to work intuitively and spontaneously. Not be bound by self~imposed rules, which turn activities I’ve always loved into onerous chores. So, far from being a disaster, Wightrabbit’s disappearance is actually a blessing in disguise. 😉
Tao of Scrumble. An accurate description of my way of living, the quirky name makes me smile! From now on this will be my only blog ~ a mash~up of all of my passions
And to mark the change I’ve updated my profile picture and signed in under my actual name.
So, if you receive a ‘new post’ notification from a name that you don’t recognise, or if a strange old lady starts commenting on your blogs ~ that’ll probably be me.
Please allow me to introduce myself ~ I am Jacqueline King!