with a heavy heart…

Hello Dear Readers and Happy Lunar New Year!

I write this with a heavy heart, but I’ve decided to discontinue the blog portion of this website. It was difficult decision for me to make, but a combination of factors have led me to the conclusion that ending this blog will be for the best.

I’ve been feeling overwhelmed in both my professional and personal life and this blog has morphed from a fun side project where I can inflict my musings on the general public into a social media channel that I feel too tired to maintain properly and yet perpetually guilty for not tending to. I’ve tried “dashing off” blog posts, but I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m basically incapable of dashing off anything. I’d prefer to write no blog posts than rather shoddily done or half-baked ones that I feel are a disrespect to the people who take the time to read my posts!

So what will happen next? Within the next few weeks, I’ll convert this blog into a very simple and superficial Media and Events section with news about any writing or translating I’ve done/am doing and any public appearances I’m making. I’ll delete all past posts except for the personal essay I wrote in 2015 on leaving academia (“Yet Another ‘I Left Academia’ story”), which I will relocate to the Other Writing section of this blog.

If you remain a follower of this ‘blog’, then you’ll continue to receive updates about my various activities. You can also:

  • check back here from time to time to see what’s going on
  • follow me on Twitter (@TiffTsao) or Facebook (there is another Tiffany Tsao who apparently looks enough like me that people follow her instead, so take a close squint)
  • follow me on Instagram (@tiffanytsao). My account is devoted mostly to photos of dead birds, my writing, and things to do with books or food. Plus the occasional photo of one of my children.

My contact info is on the homepage of this site, but again, it’s: tiffanyatsao at gmail dot com. Feel free to drop me a line!

A heartfelt thank you for reading this blog. And a very special thank you to those who even took the time to write encouraging comments every now and then.