(In which we learn what happened to this blog)
Anyone remember back in 2005, when Mariah Carey released The Emancipation of Mimi? It was her comeback album and all that? Just me? Well, that’s where my mind went when I began writing this post. Is this my comeback? Here’s hoping!
So, what happened? Well, somewhere around 2016, I lost my muse. I still loved vintage, but I struggled to write about it. Then, my work-life balance unraveled and I watched my passions become problems. Several moves, bringing my work home, buying a house, beginning grad school, my favorite aunt passing away, and my mother’s decision to sell my childhood home… well… it wasn’t pretty.
So, how did the blog get broken? Well, somewhere in the midst of all that madness, I had the idea that if I could monetize my blog that it might help me move some of my extra stuff along to its forever home. Nothing against other blog platforms, but I moved out of my depth – fast! Everything I had learned to do blogging-wise was gone in an afternoon. I figured it was gone forever and, by this time, I had started grad school. But, every month, my former blogging platform continued to bill me for my domain and I didn’t want to give that up. I added looking into what I could do to get my blog back to my to-do list.
In the meantime, I discovered Facebook Marketplace and, let me tell you, it has been a godsend. One of my stumbling blocks with selling vintage has always been shipping. Facebook Marketplace gives me a place to locally sell some of the vintage items I would like to see go to people who will appreciate them. Once I got used to its quirks it became a way for me to make space.
So, that’s it. Nothing sinister. I tried to be like the cool kids, pressed some buttons, and my blog was gone. In the meantime, I graduated with my master’s degree and, I’m starting to pick up where I left off. Let me tell you, it feels good. I’ve missed this part of my life and I can’t wait to share it with you again.
– Mary Beth Meece, owner and creator of Meteor Vintage ❤️