Of creating a blog where I uplift the works of people of color?
I don’t know what happened. I almost want to start new. AGAIN! Sometimes, I wonder how many followers I would have if I just don’t change my blog every few years. I thought I found my voice, but it turns out I haven’t.
I thought I needed strict deadlines. So I signed up to write for an online magazine. They switched editors and my heart was no long in it and it showed through in my writing.I wasn’t growing as a writer. I wasn’t being taught how to improve my writing anymore. Instead, I was told HOW to write. The only thing I could do was leave.
It’s really hard to manage your own blog, when you don’t have a new set of eyes to look over and catch the mistakes you don’t/can’t see.
On the bright side, I stumbled across St. Sucia. To quote their facebook page, St. Sucia is “a zine exposing what it is to be mujer in contemporary society.” They were looking for other mujers to submit to their works to them. I did and I was lucky enough to have my poem published along side other talented women. You can buy the zine here.
For now, I am working and getting ready to attend grad school. I am thinking of revamping the blog. I want to make it a little more personal and related to various forms of media. Maybe, I’ll find my voice along the way.