Title is a nod to the passing of David Bowie yesterday. Sad news, but it made me go ahead and write what I’ve been meaning to say: To all my readers, you probably guessed this day was coming. I’ve decided to stop updating The Silver Nail.
There are several reasons. First of all, nothing’s wrong! I’m not sick or dying or drunk or losing my mind (Mr. Silver Nail finds the last point debatable). I’m not mad at anyone; nothing bad happened. I love my readers!
Mostly, I feel I have nothing new to say any more on the subjects of nail polish and makeup. I always feel that when someone has nothing to say, they should stop talking. Basically, it’s become a struggle to post. You may have been able to tell from the recent lack of quality, for which I apologize. I said to a fellow blogger that I didn’t have “the fire” any more, and as soon as I said it, I knew it was true. And believe it or not, I’m actually tired of accumulating polish and makeup, especially at today’s costs. It’s become stressful instead of enjoyable.
I didn’t try it for a month or two and give up; I’ve been doing it for four years. Kind of like high school or college. I achieved my goals of having fun with the blog, reaching older women and lots of younger ones too, and letting us all know that yes, we can wear blue polish or purple or whatever we damn well want. I hope someone else takes up the banner and has a good, interesting blog about the subject (minus plastic surgery!) aimed at 40+ or 50+-year-old women. I’d read it.
If anyone feels abandoned or angry at my decision, I’m sorry. I’ll probably still post on The Silver Nail’s Facebook page with occasional news but won’t be writing full reviews.
Since I like to write but want to switch gears, I plan to start a new blog called A Meal and a Movie, where I’ll pair a film and food in a very low-key, uncomplicated way. I’ll probably post there once a week or so, and I’ll update this post when the site goes live. I have the domain parked in the free WordPress.com universe but nothing posted yet. I don’t expect you all to flock to it; I’ll start small again.
To everybody — thank you very, VERY much for being along for the ride. I have appreciated you all and your comments more than I can say.