I got rid of my premium WordPress account, so if you notice an ad or two on this site, I’m sorry. I couldn’t justify spending money on it at this point, with the new house and the wedding coming up, so when it came up for renewal I let it pass.
I love this corner of the internet. I use it to talk about my thoughts and feelings, and as much as I hope it helps you, I know I do it mainly for myself. I enjoy the outlet. My whole life I’ve struggled to put my feelings and views into words when speaking, but I’ve never had that problem while writing. It’s why this dyslexic girl majored in English despite it being tougher than normal. Writing is just part of who I am, it’s how I process most everything, and reading back on my past posts here has made me realize how our lessons often need to be learned again and again. They just don’t take quite like they should.
Anna Down South started with little direction. I was posting all kinds of post with very little reason. When I dropped my premium account I went through and cleaned out a fair number of these posts so I wouldn’t hit my free account media limit as I continued to post here. This blog was started with the intention of maybe making it into something big one day. I thought about sponsored posts and what not. I know how to do it, I have the skill sets needed (though I didn’t when I started years ago). I have a job in marketing, I know how to go about it. But that’s not what I needed this corner to be. I needed something safer, something that didn’t need to be controlled or over edited, something that I didn’t have to spend a lot of time on the pictures. I needed something free flowing and the last two years this blog has really turned into what it was meant to be all a long. A blog talking about day to day topics, some personal, but mostly ones with a wider lens.
Since I was working on cleaning out my content and switching back to the basic account, I decided that I was going to do a little bit of house keeping on the actual site as well. I downloaded a new template which was desperately needed, and gave the entire blog a little face lift. Hopefully you find it just as easy to use if not better.
I really do hope you enjoy Anna Down South. I hope you find it nice to read and I hope it makes you think even half as hard as it makes me think. I wanted to make this post partly as a reflection, but also as a notice saying that some things have changed around here lately. I think I’ll pay to keep my URL but that’s about it. I don’t think you need to pay to be able to enjoy sharing your insights and I certainly don’t think you need to be paid either.