A few months ago I wrote a post about trying to figure out what I want to happen here. I spent a great deal of time thinking about this and confusing myself a little more. Then I stopped blogging for about a month. Which made me sad every day that I didn’t write anything. Then a pretty cool thing happened at Manic Trout that I can’t talk about but was only a brief behind the scenes moment anyway, but it was the catalyst for a lot more behind the scenes conversations. Most of these were with a new friend who is a hand bag designer and our new friendship, which is a direct result from what I can’t talk about, actually led to another new contact, who I also can’t talk about. See, this is why it’s so hard to blog…because I can’t talk about anything!! But seriously, as a result of the third thing I can’t talk about, I have decided to give Manic Trout it’s own blog. A place where all of the very specific jewelry news can go. This also means that this blog, which started in 2006 as the Manic Trout blog, is no longer linked to Manic Trout and free to do whatever it wants. This is both liberating and kind of scary, as being untethered often is. I don’t think much will change here, besides my actually writing and posting things. Both those things might actually happen now. Well, that’s the goal anyway.