I got rid of my feminism blog, my book review blog, and my BPD blog.
I had only a few posts on the feminism blog so setting it to delete wasn't a big deal.
Letting go of my book review blog actually feels freeing. It feels so freeing to be able to read whatever I want and not have to worry about keeping up with all of those reading challenges. I always picked way too many and could never keep up with them. Reading is supposed to be fun! Instead I was always stressed out because I couldn't post book reviews as often as all the other book review blogs seemed to.
I've been wanting to delete my BPD blog for awhile now. I thought that writing about my issues would be therapeutic but instead I mostly felt really uncomfortable sharing such private information about myself. I will never hide the fact that I have borderline personality disorder and struggle with depression, but blogging about it just wasn't the experience I was hoping it would be.
I don't know if having less blogs will make me a better blogger or writer. I do know that I feel less stressed already. Giving my brain a few less things to have to worry about certainly can't be a bad thing.
Maybe I've finally reached a point where I can make choices about where to focus my energy. Maybe it shows that I'm growing as a person and as a writer. For me, letting go of these blogs is huge. HUGE!
P.S. I'm going back to the name The Single Mommy Writer. Betty Friedan had her platform and I have mine.
*Update* I decided to keep the book review blog after all. I feel more motivated to read having the challenges.