Alex ([personal profile] alexbayleaf) wrote2016-06-25 08:08 pm

An update in point form

1. Still alive and kicking. Living a quiet life. Slowly digging out from under the dark pile of crap that has been the last year or so.

2. I'm still checking in on DW every few days at least to follow those who are still posting here, especially those who access lock. I might not always comment but I am reading and appreciating the insights into your lives. Thank you :)

3. As you may have seen I am handing over Growstuff to people who are better able to look after it. Sad to let it go, but glad to be letting go of the guilt about not having the mental wherewithal to deal with it. Pretty much all my old personal websites/domains are also expired/gone. I'm glad to be leaving it behind.

4. Please note username change. While I hated being forced to use my birthname, I actually like my current name, and have been using it more often online of late. Feel free to refer to me as "Alex" when talking about me in the third person. Pronouns are still "they" or "she" - either is fine, though I aim for mostly being gender neutral when refering to myself.

5. I have a new blog, Spinster's Bayley, which more or less replaces the old "Chez Skud" blog, in that it's about domestic life, but is less just "random crap that I feel like writing about" but has a bit more intent around it. I'm tossing up whether to crosspost it here - feedback welcome. If you're interested in simple/sustainable/resilient living, homegrown and homemade stuff, and subjects of that variety, go take a look.

6. I also recently started blogging at Eat Local Ballarat about locally produced food in the Ballarat region. Don't imagine it'll be of much interest to people beyond this geographic area but if you're interested in local food or relocalisation in general, take a look :) Definitely won't be crossposting that one here, but of course there's the usual collection of RSS, newsletter, and social media for those who want to follow it.

7. I would welcome suggestions of any DWs that talk about simple living, or related topics (as above). Anyone got recs?
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[personal profile] thistleingrey 2016-06-25 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Good to see you--I'd wondered about the silence.
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[personal profile] altamira16 2016-06-25 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for writing. I have no recommendations because most of American Dreamwidth is mostly dead. The people who are still consistently writing stuff are somewhere in Europe and mostly men.
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2016-06-25 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Good to hear from you.

I'd love it if you crossposted here; I still check DW every day and would be happy to see your updates.

Sorry to hear it's been a rough year for you.
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[personal profile] ironed_orchid 2016-06-26 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, great to see you updating.

Hope things are coming together, in your garden and in your life.
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2016-06-26 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! Thanks. (:
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[personal profile] quartzpebble 2016-06-26 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Great to hear from you! Glad you're still kicking.