"My name is Taylor Faith Krigsman, and I'm very excited to be starting this new blog."
That line, the beginning of my very first blog post, was written exactly two years ago, when Taylor Talks was first started.
- I graduated from college
- I moved from New York to Florida
- I changed my goal of becoming a teacher and started on a career with the Walt Disney Company
- My family stopped doing foster care before our big move
- My siblings all started in new schools
- I put out my first children's book
- I finished my first Young Adult novel and began querying literary agents
- We found out that our family would need to learn more ASL and help my sister adjust to having hearing aids
Anyway, you get the idea. I couldn't have even imagined what my life was going to be like right now when I first started this blog. I had no idea that I would actually stick with writing posts daily, or that anyone would even read what I had to say. Unfortunately, sometimes I posted just to say that I had written something for the day, and therefore my posts became shorter and less detailed. Sometimes I've dreaded writing a post for the night because I had absolutely nothing to say. But for two full years, every single day, I have posted something here on Taylor Talks and forced myself to exercise my brain for even a few minutes at the end of a night.
Even the goal of Taylor Talks has changed over the past two years. This blog started out as a place where I could share my views as the only biological child in a foster/adoptive family. I had been looking for other kids in my position with whom I could talk about shared experiences and the joys and sorrows that come with having foster siblings in and out of your house. I used to post almost solely about foster care and adoption, but something changed along the way. I can't even remember the last time I posted about foster care or adoption now, and instead write about my daily life as a way to let everyone know how things are going with me on a more personal level. In some ways, I feel like I started posting more about daily life after we moved because I hoped that this blog would be a link for family and friends in New York to stay connected with me. In other ways, I think I ran out of things to say about foster care and adoption, not many people were reading those posts, and it was difficult to talk about the amazing times after we stopped doing foster care. I do miss it sometimes, because that was our whole world. I wouldn't have my family if it weren't for the foster care system.
With this celebration of the second anniversary of Taylor Talks, I have come to a rather difficult decision. I wrote about this a while back, and have since come to this conclusion... I will no longer be posting on a daily basis. This does not mean that this is the end of my blog; it only means that blog posts may come less frequently than they have over the past two years. Writing posts daily has just become too much a part of my life and is interfering with getting other things accomplished. Especially on days when I'm working for ten or eleven hours and not arriving home until after 11pm, I really need to get to sleep, and instead I focus my attention on writing a post about something ridiculous, just to say that I've posted for the day. It makes no sense, and it's not beneficial to anyone.
So here's to a new year filled with less posts, but hopefully more significant ones. I may post weekly, I may just post when something important occurs... I honestly don't have a true plan at the moment. But I know that I will continue to maintain this blog to the best of my ability, and I look forward to fixing it up in the time that I would have spent blogging each night. I know that my "Archives" list is out of date, and many posts are missing the links to the previous and/or next blog posts... I have a lot to do, and now maybe I'll have time to do it.
Thank you so much to everyone who has stuck by me over the past two years, whether you discovered Taylor Talks back in July 2014, or you've joined the party more recently. I thank you for continuing to watch me grow as a writer and a person, and I look forward to working more on my books and sharing them with you all.
The constant support from readers truly amazes me. Though Taylor Talks continues to grow and change, the love I have for writing and sharing my life has not wavered. I look forward to sharing more of my story with you all in the future.
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