I’m watching Jen Lemen start to pack up her blog and close it for good. It makes me sad to see her close the door on her art blog, but I understand that things come to an end. It makes me wonder about this corner of the internet. I realize that I no longer am identified as a blogger when I go out. I’m known, for better or worse, for my Twitter use and now for my company, but there are people who don’t know I blog. I no longer hand out my “writer and occasional talker” business cards. I don’t link here in my email signature. I don’t link here from my twitter account.
I don’t do a lot of things I used to. It is rare that I write about Judaism or my conversion experience. In part, I think, because I’m more settled in my Jewish life. In part, because I’m not as observant as I was a year or two ago and I’m self-conscious about that shift.
But also… after over five years of living so publicly, I’ve been withdrawing lately. I want more of a buffer between my heart and the world.