Hm, it’s kind of a bummer that Xanga’s shutting down. I’ve been on this blog since 2004, and a lot of shit’s happened in 9 years. I graduated high school, undergrad, and practically finished pharmacy school. I ranted, I wrote memoirs of vacations. This blog (among other outside help in my social circle) got me through the darkest time in my life just over half a year ago.
There was a time when my blog was actually relatively popular. This was around 2005-2007 back when I updated regularly. Then I graduated high school, stopped having stupid drama to write about and kind of took a hiatus from the blog for a while. I’d update every few months or so, if that. This blog was always a good outlet to vent as I’ve always found writing to be therapeutic. My blog became exceptionally important to me as a therapeutic tool around October of last year and largely into March and April. It was around this same time that I started picking up some subscribers here and there, which is nice. Xanga was never much about community for me, though I did make a friend or two from it at the time. Nowadays, it’s nice having a few contacts made through this. The exchange of ideas and glimpsing the viewpoints of others is something I enjoy a lot and I’m glad Xanga has given me that occasional opportunity.
I don’t know if I’ll get another blog if Xanga goes south. Maybe. But I will certainly keep blogging while the opportunity is still there.