Over the next month or two I am going to be working on something new. After a lot of thought I have decided to leave I Just Might Explode in its current form + name behind. This place has been my home for self-expression and exploration for over four years (!!!) and it feels sad and weird to leave it behind, but I am so ready. “I Just Might Explode” was a phrase I drew in an art journal years ago and it represented the sort of burgeoning angst and evolution I was experiencing at the time. It no longer feels right to where I am in life and where I want to go. I want a no-pressure home to post longer writing, kick-ass links, music recommendations, and weird projects. Mostly, I need a fresh start. I need a place where I can leave preconceptions about what a “blog” is behind and how I’ve always done it. I’m doing away with advertising, so I can focus on Classes Kara Made and design and post offensive things without offending advertisers (JK! sorta).
I want to be more of a creator and less of a blogger.
I’ll be importing most of my old content to a new URL and all the old links will forward there, so you won’t lose any of my lame posts or bad sentence structure in the move. The web is changing and maybe the blog is dead, but maybe just lame blogging is dying? I don’t know. Let’s make good things and share them, is what I think.
In the meantime, I am working on a new art journaling class for Classes Kara Made, along with new content additions to Click Your Life and The M. I’ll be taking on more design clients for January, so send me an email. As always, I’m still over-posting on Twitter and Instagram.
I’m also just really enjoying drawing things in my sketchbook, writing hard-to-write shit, decorating my (new!!) cute-as-hell apartment, and just living my life and being happy. It’s a good season, y’all.
As always, thanks for your support. The internet and this online community I’ve been a part of for almost seven years has absolutely shaped who I am, my career, and passions and lucky-as-can-be life. I wouldn’t want it any other way. You people fucking rock.