It Takes a Village

Hello again! I guess I am trying this out again. πŸ‘€

A few months ago, you may have noticed that I have unpublished my blog posts. My last public post β€” after having unpublished almost everything β€” was entitled The Fear of Being Seen, which basically described everything I was feeling at that time. I’m honestly not quite sure if anything has changed since then. There is still a part of me that is afraid of being exposed, but, after tinkering with websites again, I just want to give this another try.

So, I have rebuilt this blog with Hugo! I have been thinking about doing it for a long time but just never got around to it until now. As you can see, I am still using the theme I was using with WordPress; I just converted the original website template I created into a Hugo theme. It was surprisingly easy! I might write a tutorial when I’m feeling up to it.

Recently, after everything that has been going on over at Twitter β€” now X, I have finally left it. Well, partially: my account is still up there, but I’m not active there any longer. Instead, I have made a home on the fediverse! I set up my personal Mastodon instance roughly a month ago now, and I’m loving it there. I can honestly say that my mental health has drastically improved since then. I still check Twitter sometimes for news, but not as much as I used to. When I start to feel stressed from all the algorithmic outrage bait, I just leave right away. And it feels so freeing.

For Now

Paper Carvings β€” I guess I will never really let go of this name β€” is still a little empty for now as I figure out what pages and content I want to have here. I will also still have to deal with my fear of being seen, and I’ll have to figure out, too, how seen I want to be. For now, here I am.