Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Closing the book.


I've been thinking about this for a while.

When I first started this blog, it was purely an exercise blog.  When my first writings were about how many steps I'd taken in a day, it didn't generate traffic.  Which is fine, it was never meant to be.

Though when I joined Les Mills New Lynn as a member, things began to change.  I was writing about my experiences with classes, not realising that Les Mills was a big global machine, and Auckland is where it all begins.  I was seeing choreography and music that was 6-8 months away from when the rest of the world would see it.  I didn't realise how big of a deal that was, and those posts started to get some attention.

In the beginning I liked the attention, but didn't really understand the big deal over the information I was sharing.  Eventually I dialled back the information I shared, but was still asked to completely stop writing those posts about filmings and new releases by someone from LMI.  In doing that, I honestly don't feel like I've really had any content to write about.

When I first started writing about filmings and new releases, LMI really hoped that everyone would zip lip about what went down in Studio 1, though with the internet and social media, this really was a naive way to try to handle things.  Sharing a little bit of information was all that was needed to soothe the masses.

Now, they have come around.  We see pictures of the filmings up on Facebook, program directors talking about the release while it is being developed, behind the scenes videos and footage... fantastic content.

With that content out there, there basically is no reason for this blog to exist.  I've been writing about RPM releases almost to try to convince myself that this blog is still relevant, but is it really?  This is what I've been thinking about for the last few months.

The time has come for me to admit, that no, this is not relevant, and this chapter of my life needs to be closed.

This blog has been with me while I have run the gauntlet of emotions, and I've met some amazing people through it.  I'm grateful for what has come to me as a result of having this blog - at times it has been overwhelming.  I know that if it weren't for this blog, I wouldn't be an instructor now.

Basically guys, this is it.  It's been good, though all good things come to an end.  Thank you for all of your support and love over the years, you guys are awesome xxx

Cheers,
Raina

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, I think this blog is relevant! I have enjoyed reading your opinions about the new RPM releases and your experiences teaching them!

Raina Singh said...

Aww, thanks for that! :)