Thursday, February 24, 2022

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Saba at San Diego Zoo (Taken 2.10.22)

I ran into an old friend today at the Farmer's Market. He commented how much this site has changed over the past couple years. I've been thinking about it ever since he said it. 

It is different, I know. Because I'm different. The world is different. San Diego is different. This site has actually swayed a lot over the years. It started as a diary, what I would be planning for my weekends, which evolved into me listing everything I could find that was going on in town. When San Diego had major fires jumping our freeways, I would post news updates as they were available because social media wasn't really quite what it is today. When I was a single woman and going to 5 or 6 shows a week, there were a lot of posts about that. For several years, at least preceding the pandemic, I've focused mostly on shows and show photography. 

16 years into this site, 10 years into my relationship with Darren and Nova, surviving 4 years of TFG, entering the 3rd year of a global pandemic, and now a major world power invading a sovereign would be a little gross if at 45 years old I was still posting about partying every night and keeping blinders on about everything going on in the world. There are people who've monetized strictly posting about restaurant openings, there are plenty of lifestyle bloggers and influencers half my age, there are beer writers and bike people and political wonks, and people who pivot from Blogger to Tumblr to Insta to TikTok to whatever, but I'm not concerned with competing with them. Trends come and go, and maybe now I'm the dinosaur, but all I can do is post what is important to me and hope some of you stick around as you grow and evolve, too. And if you don't, that's okay, too. I'm not for everyone. 

Stay safe out there.   

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