This is because my practice has changed. My relationship to writing has changed as has my attitude towards which aspects of my practice are private and which are public. My attitude to my old blog was to ensure that I continued to write on a regular basis about whatever was happening in my practice. I was happy to post rough drafts - viewable to the public, but often on a re-read I noticed they were too rough to be readable to the public.
In addition, I have recently embarked on a PhD, which feels like a whole new beginning. It's a period of critiquing practices of my past and present as well as the practices of artists who have worked in the domains of personhood, portraiture, identity, the body, and the psyche.
In contrast, my previous blog dealt with a myriad of projects including illustration projects, fine art, music and sound design. In short my previous blog did not have its own consistent purpose. It was also hosted separately from my website, complicating the online version of my practice.
I have been writing privately, even though I have not been blogging since late 2011, and have grown to love being able to write without having to produce a final draft for anyone else. As the research has developed, however, I am finding the need to frame my activities in the studio - what I'm doing and what I'm reading so that I can document important aspects of my research. I also encourage people to make comments on what they read.