Like the McRib. I got pretty restless and thought to start writing again in a blog-type format where I don't need to worry if I get paid, don't need to worry that pitches aren't accepted by editors, and write on things that aren't tied to whatever paid, professional work I am doing at the moment. I also thought, "Hey why not just post on Twitter more and get Twitter popular by posting? It's like writing and more people will read you?" But I don't want to just post about being mad or sad on Twitter, which seems to be the only contribution I can seem to make on there. It's not like I'll forgo writing about being mad or sad in this new space, but Twitter just doesn't feel like the space to flesh out or record thoughts.
Blogs probably still matter because there are more options and spaces for fully illustrating whatever it is that you're talking about. But people really don't read these things anymore. I don't need social media likes and shares for validation, but they would be nice to have.
I'm still unsure what this space will be for. Maybe it's for posterity? Maybe it could be an outlet for being emo like an early-2000s teenage LiveJournal where I write about all the sad songs I listen to and anime I feel is "too deep"?
Like the previous blog-website-thing, this space could also be like a portfolio of work and kind of like a LinkedIn to invite creeping on my profile freely without the consequence of being notified that you've just looked me up. As the thesis graveyard, I could lay to rest in peace all those weird academic-type questions in politics, history, and economics that would have been quaint research projects, in lieu of further grad school. It could also, again, be the repository for all the hot takes and writing that doesn't make the cut for actual real paid work.
I should be writing more of the shit that gets me paid.