The End of A Physical Perspective

Many times I considered giving up on blogging. I always joke around with people that it’s a full-time job, because it kind of is.

If you’re not writing a post, sharing on social, responding to readers, and commenting on other blogs (tired yet?), you’re thinking about your next post and possibly the post after that.

But whenever I think about the “work” that goes into blogging, I think about the “awesome” instead. It’s actually quite easy to do, because there has been a lot of awesome.

Almost three years ago I started this blog, and I am not lying when I say that I had absolutely no freaking clue what I was doing. I knew that it was a big commitment, which is why I shied away from it before and why I refused to take on the responsibility at my job at the time.

I just knew. It’s a lot.

Back then I started a blog because I needed a platform as a writer, especially an Indie Author who nobody would have a chance of hearing about otherwise. I heard phrases like “build a tribe”.

Build a tribe? How in the hell am I supposed to do that? Is anyone ever going to read this crazy shit?

At first, nobody really did. Except for family and friends…thanks, guys. xoxoxo

But then, I started meeting people in the blogging community—people I had never met and had no association with my family or friends who might have forced them to visit. There were some likes, even a few comments, and eventually they shared.

I first came up with the title for this blog, A Physical Perspective, when I felt like I needed some sort of title.

It was thought of on a whim. I remember standing over my dining room table on an evening after work or something and writing it on a notepad.

It’s open to interpretation, which I won’t go into here, but I started thinking recently…who cares?

And, I listened to my people.

It’s very rare when any of you guys even use that name, because you say “Britt’s blog”. So, going into another wild year with this blog, I have ditched my old name.

Many of you were here the other day for Zen’s Life Enthusiast post, and you commented on the new look. Thank you all for your sweet compliments.

I think the space better represents who I am and what I have to say. There’s no need for a fancy blog title that leaves you scratching your head about the meaning.

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This is Britt’s blog.

I am a flawed human just like everybody else, and all I do is write nonsense that sometimes makes sense. I am a Life Enthusiast, because I am flawed…and that means I’m alive.

Thank you all for being here. I’m excited to share many more of life’s ridiculously gorgeous moments with you…my tribe.

53 thoughts on “The End of A Physical Perspective

  1. When I saw the title, I though, Oh! There goes another one… 😦 But no! You’re not leaving, you’re evolving. All good! Love the new look too and I somehow missed the previous post which I am going to read, tout de suite!

  2. I thought the same as Dale, and instantly felt sad, but thankfully you aren’t going away, YAY! I suspected something was up with the new look, which I love btw. Isn’t spring cleaning and clean up and change fun. It does seem to renew ones purpose and perspective (no pun intended). Glad to see that you will still be in the community of blogging 🙂

    1. It was a mean title, wasn’t it? Seems like I always make wardrobe and blog changes in the springtime. Great time for a makeover.

      Glad to be here, Deb. Thanks for your lovely support!

  3. I also freaked a little when I saw the title in my inbox and thought, What?? What do you mean?? We just got acquainted! Thank goodness it’s just the end of a physical title but not your physical blog (sorry, just had to do that…. moving on). I’ve been through the rebranding thing myself so I get it. It’s kind of hard to blog for a couple years and NOT change the way we approach it. Here’s to more blogging seasons ahead!

    1. Sorry, honey! I went for drama and freaked everyone out. Haha, I see what you did there with the word play on “physical”!

      Agreed. It was time to make a big change. After a year, it was the Life Enthusiast Chronicles and now a new name. Well, not a new name. My name. Cheers to many more blogging seasons!

  4. Me too – I thought noooooooooooooo! 😦 Not that the ending of a blog means the world stops turning but because you’re a bright light in the blogosphere Britt. So call it what you like dear 🙂

  5. You scared me – talk about a title with a hook :)! I’m happy to hear you’re not completely disappearing. I’ve been thinking the same kinds of thoughts. Things have been crazy at work and they always get crazier in the summer. Then there’s the added stress of blogging and not being able to visit everyone as often as I’d like to because work takes every ounce of time and energy. Revising and querying can become a full-time job in itself so suddenly we have 3 or 4 full-time jobs to deal with – no wonder we’re insane! But at least blogging has the added benefit of meeting people like you. If we ever do completely disappear, I know we’d still be friends. You make Portland look like so much fun that I just might have to move out there anyway.

    1. Haha, yes. The hook worked a little too well!

      I don’t feel like I can leave this amazing space. As long as I take a break every now and then, and continue to grow and evolve, I want this in my busy ass life. It’s too important for us to drop it, Sheila doll. I know how crazy it all is, but we do it for a reason.

      You can move out here any day. I’d love to have a blogger buddy in the neighborhood!

  6. I think it’s a great idea, and you have a great name to do it with. Britt is so classy, yet fun sounding. If I ever do completely make ‘The Write Transition,’ meaning I completely cross over to the other side, then I imagine I’ll do the same. But my name is not nearly as cool!

    1. Why, thank you! The only thing I ever heard about my name (as Brittney) was from a mean little boy in elementary school who said it means “biscuit” and biscuits are gross.

      Oh, stop it. Your name is dandy.

  7. Funny, was just thinking how the name always reminded me that I’m still in this world… the physical one, I mean… and that it’s a pretty nice world to be in. 🙂

    The new design does look very classy. That’s you, all right.

    1. Sorry, lovely! It’s all of this marketing experience I’m getting at work now. My hook worked a little to well with that dramatic title. Excited to spend many more blogiversaries with you.

  8. Like all the others who love you, my heart skipped a beat and then I was mad. And then I was terribly sad. Then I read and smiled. Never-gives-up, I’m happy again. My Cherokee blood is warmed to be a part of your tribe.

    1. Sorry, Dannie! The title was more effective than I thought it was going to be. I’m not going anywhere. My Cherokee blood is also warmed to be a part of your tribe. 🙂

  9. You scared me for a second, here, Britt… By the title of this post only, I thought you had decided to STOP writing the blog altogether and I was already frying to find very good arguments to convince you otherwise because I’d miss you so much!

    But then, it turns out it’s “just” a name change! A change of skin, the caterpillar has changed into the butterfly! And we were there to see it when it happened! we’re so lucky!

    This blog is fabulous, your words strike a chord in all of us and your books are just the quintescence of you. You’re a star, and that’s why you’re you and why this blog’s name change is one of the beautiful moments it had to go through.

    1. I know! I went for dramatic effect and it was very effective. Sorry, Juls doll! No need to convince me to stay as I always convince myself that leaving is the last thing I want to do. It’s easy to stick around, because wonderful people like you make everything so much more awesome.

      Your compliments are too much…thank you. Blushing from head to toe. Really, it means so much to me to hear that you are connecting with my words. You’re such a lovely thing, and I’m glad to know you. Hugs!!!

  10. Yup, just like Dale said; you’re merely EVOLVING! Awesome new look – very spacious
    I so much love your writing and perspective on life Britt and wholeheartedly agree with how time-consuming (feel guilty sometimes for not replying sooner) but so rewarding blogging can be. Keep it comin’ !! Hugsxxx

  11. Hi Britt, I totally get what you are saying about the time and effort it takes to blog. For a number of reasons I have been an infrequent blogger/reader/commenter of late, but I like the new look and focus you have created here and hope I’ll be visiting more often going forward. All the best, Tom

    1. We’re all in the same boat, Tom. And those of us juggling full time work and novels are even crazier to keep up with blogging. But it’s enjoyable and a great way to keep our writing skills sharp. Good to “see” you, Tom!

  12. A fresh start, how delightful (that post title was mean, Britt, you gave us all a heart attack!). The blog’s new look is great and the new name brings it back to the essentials. Blogging does take effort, I agree. My goal is always to write one post per month at least and if I have time I do more. I sit down three times a week to read other people’s blogs (except recently as I hurt my shoulder and so typing is limited). Having parameters and limits, as you already know, helps a lot.

    1. I know, it was mean. Sorry! Yes, back to my roots around here. Low maintenance and barefoot as much as possible. 🙂

      Having limits is a must. I’ve been reading a lot about productivity lately, and actually that could be a good blog post soon. Since I started my WIP, I wanted to simultaneously free up my Sunday. I managed it last weekend, so I think I’ve got it dialed in.

      Sorry to hear about your shoulder, sweetness. Heal quickly!

  13. Whew! I was afraid you were giving up the blog entirely, and that would have been a sad thing, indeed! So I’m glad to see that only the old name is going away and that you and the blog will remain. 🙂

  14. I’m so psyched I’m part of a tribe. Woo hoo! I love your new name. I liked your old name too, and let me tell you, because it was so unique I knew exactly whose blog it was in the midst of the other 200 I follow. Some titles I had to ask myself “who’s that again?” But not yours.

    Having said that, I think we, as bloggers, all grow and change over time. Blogging changes us and improves us. I really believe that. I think your title change is evidence of your growth, a reflection of all you’ve seen and heard and learned over the past 3 years. I think your new title fits your new blogging you. 🙂

    1. Always lovely to be in your tribe, Kate doll! Absolutely, we do evolve. Well, a lot of bloggers don’t stick around. I’m happy to know so many amazing people (like wonderful you) that I still get to hang out with after all of these years.

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