Around two years ago, I started this blog, and to be honest, it’s changed dramatically since. It was originally called ‘TheMattClarkBlog’, which was (quite frankly) boring. It had lame articles that got between ten and two hundred views, which I still don’t know how.
Fast forward two years, and here I am, writing this. I’ve had thousands of views so far… in total, I mean – not on a single post (imagine that!), around thirty or so followers (of course, thank you to everyone for following and reading thes stuff I post now and again), and I’ve changed from writing articles to creative writing and book reviews.
But I suppose that one thing I’ve realised is that things change. People change.
I’ll use myself as an example. Around a year ago, I went through a period of depression and social anxiety, and… I was in a dark place. Very dark place, which I didn’t think I’d be able to get out.
But things change. And now, I’m feeling better (thanks to my antidepressants), I feel like I’m able to function fully now… I don’t know how to describe it.
So I’m reading through my old writing, and while it helped me get the help I needed, there are two thoughts going through my mind at the moment. 1. “This isn’t me. I barely recognise this anymore.” and 2. “Why would anybody want to read this?” Because to be blunt, it’s either depressing or rubbish.
So I’ve decided to start again. I’m just going to delete everything I’ve written so far on this blog. Again.
Sure, I’m changing history. I’m effectively deleting my “older self”
However, I’m not happy with what I’ve written for the past year, and I want to start again. Clean slate.
What will I write now? I don’t know – reviews, satirical articles, maybe some of my writing and mental health stuff. Essentially the same stuff… but I want to be more consistent, and my content to be more professional and light-hearted.
Thank you so much for supporting the blog, and hopefully things will get better too :)