I never use my personal blogs but I can’t let them go. That’s why I spend money on the damn things.
So I dropped one of my writing jobs to have extra room for stuff like this. Will I use it? I’m typing this on the physical keyboard that comes with the BlackBerry Key2 and thinking the crackberry combined with this easier to use keyboard–and I’m sorry, it is easier once you get used to it–I just might.
I’ve also said I won’t use social media so much. Why? Blogging like this feels like something of a lost art.
But I don’t know. I’m a flighty fucker and have done this before. I also have a Medium and a Blogger address. Time to experiment.
Check out something I’ve been working on here.
I should probably use this since I’m paying for the URL, huh?
I read a pretty good blog post today that said we should just blog for the hell of it. My job is blogging.
Still I rarely get to blog about whatever the hell I want to. And there are other things. So.
Thinking about it.
I’ve taken too long to do this. For now, all my personal blogging on any subject will be here:
A Medium-hosted blog. Years ago I understood it’s wisest to confine your non-paid blogging to one destination but my ADD-fueled curiosity about platforms stayed in control.
I’m going to try and just focus on the one site for now, though. So follow that link.
I’m trying a new Twitter-like interface for my WordPress site to see if it encourages me to use it more.
Basically I’m typing this right on the web page–to me, visually (you obviously can’t see it). It’s partly because I own the URL and the WordPress account so I hate not using it more. It’s also because I like Twitter for the immediacy so I wanted to see how this felt from the writer’s perspective.
Additionally, Twitter is down now and work isn’t fast-paced at the moment so I need something to do with my hands.
In part to honor the memory of my friend, brilliant True Crime Diary author Michelle McNamara, I have created a new crime blog:
True Crime Wire will be modeled after Michelle’s work in many ways. Especially in taking a deliberate and measured approach to cases, not chasing clicks by covering high profile crimes or breaking crime news just because. I fell into that trap in the distant past as a crime blogger and don’t want to again.
I’ll try and update this blog more often now, with non-crime posts, but many posts will be directing readers to True Crime Wire.
I burned out on true crime six years ago. But re-reading my friend’s work, I realized I felt a compulsion to dive back in. I’d probably been feeling it for a while, but found it easy to set aside.
Not setting it aside anymore.
I am, gladly, a working writer, so I won’t update any personal project blogs daily — but I will update, and I’ll take time with what I write.
If you follow this blog and are interested in true crime, please follow True Crime Wire.
Let’s get it started.
I’m not sure anyone will answer: how are people finding this blog?
I don’t update a ton, so having a pretty high number of followers surprises me. Did you find it through WordPress’s Reader from when they featured one of my posts?
I’m just curious and perhaps suspicious to some degree as WordPress has long had a multilayered spam issue coming from both scheming humans and bots.