In which I bid this blog adieu

At the end of this month, it’ll be ten years since I created this domain. This year, I’m no longer renewing it.

I had high hopes when I first registered this domain. I wrote a lot when I was younger, and I wanted to get back into it… I’ve always liked reading personal essays and even wrote a few. Unfortunately, I felt iffy putting super personal things online, which meant I would just write about general, not-very-interesting things on here.

There was also a time when I was thinking about “building a personal brand”. That was the time I was transitioning to my current career path, so I wanted to build an online persona, the way a lot of people in my industry do. Fortunately, I’ve been able to get opportunities even without it, so this remained a personal blog.

Also, “Mela Sogono” is no longer my name. I started using S’s last name soon after we got married, but it was only recently that I officially changed my name. I know I can use whatever name I want online, but it feels weird renewing a domain for a name I no longer use anywhere else in my life.

I feel like I still want to get back into writing… into organising my thoughts more coherently… but I probably won’t be paying for a custom domain name and hosting anymore, haha.

To all the people who are still reading this, thank you for stopping by! 🙂