Greetings Kilties! Well, if you follow my Life In A Kilt Facebook Page, you probably know I announced earlier this year I would be cutting back on my Life In A Kilt duties. May started the 6th year since I began A Year in A Kilt and 5 years since Life In A Kilt. During that time my own life has changed and gotten more hectic in several ways. It has become increasingly more difficult for me to create content for all of the Life In A Kilt outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, videos on YouTube and the weekly podcast. Not to mention this site, which I had intended to turn into a kilt lifestyle magazine. It all kind of grew into a multi-headed monster that I never thought I would need to feed back in 2011 when I put on a kilt for the first time.
I’m not going to spend a lot of time complaining. It was a fun time and I enjoyed all of it. Unfortunately, my life has started becoming unmanageable with too many projects and I had to make some choices as to what I would give up. Life In A Kilt was one of the things that didn’t make the cut. I had started feeling several months ago that my own kilt adventure had served its public purpose. It seemed to have inspired many people (including myself) and I had come to a point where I felt like I didn’t have as much to contribute any more. That and the fact that Facebook and other social media platforms have changed and become much more time consuming to manage helped me to decide to put an end to it. I announced I’d be dropping out of managing the Facebook and Twitter site in March and we made May 2018 the last Life In A Kilt Podcast for the time being.
I hadn’t completely decided what I wanted to do with this site. The magazine concept hadn’t worked out well and for the past few months this site has been stagnant. Still, of all of the Life In A Kilt bits and pieces, this is the one thing I wanted to keep active. Now that I’ve had a little time to step back and blow the dust off this site, here I am. My intention is to convert it back to a regular kilt blog like I started during the A Year In A Kilt days. There will be some cleaning up I have to do. Some posts need to be organized better. I need to add, change and remove menu items. So it’ll be a process.
I’m not yet sure what I mean by “regular” postings here. I do intend to make an effort to make at least weekly postings but sometimes weeks fly by. I’ll do what I can. I’m going to keep it up mostly for my own amusement, but hopefully people like you will get something out of it too. Feel free to let me know if it serves a purpose for you. I feel like if I use this site as the “hub” for my kilt activities, it may be a little easier to keep it interesting. We’ll see.
Thanks to all who have followed my journey over the past 6 years. Hopefully I’ve inspired you to start your own kilt life or to sustain the one you’ve been living for awhile. I like the idea of blending back into a private, kilt-wearing life but when I do feel the need to make some noise, you’ll here about it here.