I’ve been in a bit of a funk with the blog lately… it actually came over me when I started getting ready to write a blog post about the Day of the Dead. It was a wonderful night that started with First Friday Art Walk and continued on with Day of the Dead festivities, the highlight of which is the callejoneada. We had a blast… and I did take some pictures and video, but then I realized that since we are now on our seventh Day of the Dead here I just couldn’t write another post about it!
So then I started thinking about seven Carnavals, seven Moto Weeks, seven Marathons, seven Semana Santas, etc etc. Even though every year it’s a little different it just gets redundant. You can see lots of pictures from previous events on the Photos page or by filtering using Categories on the left side of the page.
We attend a lot of events that are well reported on Facebook. Somehow by the time I would get a post done on a fun event it wouldn’t seem that interesting to most of my readers. Like recently we have gone to the art opening at Luna Gallery, to the grand opening of the new location of the Water’s Edge Bistro, to the Angela Peralta theater to see the Carmina Burana and to a play reading performance by Mazatlan Film & Theater. All were great and fun but not something I wanted to blog about. Part of the problem is so many people (me included) are active on Facebook and so pictures and comments go up there right after an event. The immediacy is great.
There’s also the situation where I have felt a certain amount of expectation to be a sort of news agency for Mazatlán. While I love it here and can’t imagine living anywhere else most of the year, I don’t want to feel like I am working publicity for the city. I want to feel free to express myself about the things that Mazatlán doesn’t do well, too. If you do want up to the minute news about Mazatlán, I’d suggest you join Facebook and browse the links on my @Maz page, above.
So, in the future I plan on writing a bit more about the things I am passionate about such as knitting, cooking, exercise, healthy eating and probiotics. But I also have some great ideas for posts that have to do with Mazatlán and life in México that will interest people who love Mazatlán or are interested in moving to México. If you have something you think would be a good topic, I’d encourage you to visit the Contact page and send me a message.
Thanks so much for your readership over the last seven years… here’s to the next seven!