I wouldn’t be surprised if, at this point, no one really remembers this blog exists. Being honest with myself, most days I can’t say that I do. Lately, I have a thousand things to do and it feels like only five minutes a day to do them.
I’ve written a lot since we last talked, but I also missed just as many days of writing. I’ve started projects and thrown them away. I have a new job, a new house, and had to give away one of my sweet dogs because she fought with the others. The Twitch stream I told you about last time has grown - I have just over 1,000 followers now - and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
What I’m saying is, there’s a lot I could probably be saying and I haven’t been saying it. It took a comment from a kindly reader (thanks Robert!) to pull me back. I don’t know if I have the right things to say, but hey, I’ve paid for this site and I still quite like the way it looks, so I guess I might as well use it.
About that new job - I got out of the IT world and dove right into the deep end of marketing. My new title is “Digital Content Strategist” which is basically a fancy way of saying that my main responsibility is the company’s website. The job is actually a pretty good amount of writing, and an even bigger amount of Wordpress, so it feels right up my alley. I think I can officially say that I’m getting paid to write now, but there’s some technical work in there, too.
Oh, that reminds me! I’m published. I wrote a few articles for the last issue of my alumni magazine (which you can read here) and I’m writing a few more for the next one. They say your first published work is the hardest, or at least I hope they do, so that I can be over the hardest part by now.
Next month, I’m teaming up with my friend Patience Randle to do campnanowrimo.org and I think it’s just the jolt I need. With the new job, the new house, and the side hustle, I’ve missed more writing than I’ve made lately, so it’s time I have a strict goal and a friend to keep me accountable for it.
That’s it for today. No previously unspoken truths, no words of wisdom for you today. Just a life update. Care to tell me about yours?