I know, this is so exciting, right? :)
Six months ago to the day I made it a point to close down this blog so I could enjoy the simplicities of Tumblr. I wanted a place to write that had more of a community and was easier to maintain and wasn’t something I had to host separately.
Well, fuck that.
I mean sure, Tumblr is a great service and I use it a lot, but it’s not where this blog belongs. This blog belongs here. I did, however, write 96 posts on that Tumblr, which means I wasn’t a total slouch with it. But a) a lot of those were just links I talked about, and b) it’s so fleeting over there. Stuff gets streamed on dashboards — so yay for getting an audience — but that’s not really why I started writing.
Really, is it?
I think I got it in my head to write in a different place because it’d be good for me to branch out and get an audience. But Tumblr is not my audience, sorry. Maybe WordPress isn’t even my audience. Maybe I just need a place for a few people to read every now and then. A place to think about the stuff I’m writing about. A place where I can focus on writing well and not writing well and I don’t have to worry about making my content likable.
So I guess I’ll talk about my day briefly. Today I got a haircut for the first time in over six months. It was nice, except the lady kept making inane statements about what a “strange” way I went about cutting my own hair. 0.o That’s like me telling someone, “Wow, that’s a strange way to integrate that polynomial function!” OF COURSE IT IS. But aside from that and the lady washing my hair with shampoo and stuff (that was weird; never happened to me before), I’m glad I look somewhat decent again with shorter hair.
The beard is still here, though. ^_^
But yes, work is stressful. And living in an apartment is stressful. And trying to keep up with my social life is stressful! But I’m feeling okay. Why? Because I’m writing. I’m just typing away and not worrying about how it’ll sound days, weeks, months or years from now. I just need to write.
Speaking of writing, Apple announced some new Macbooks today at WWDC. I was thinking about getting one so I could go to coffee shops and write that novel of mine. :) Of course, I’m still in the middle of getting cavities filled (insurance is confusing!) and figuring out a good spending habit in the city and all that jazz. It isn’t easy. But if I really want to make some changes around here, I think I can do it.
All in all, this post was pretty random for a “coming back” entry into Sliding Down. I like that it lacked focus and was a bit rambling and didn’t necessarily color inside the lines. To be honest, I’ve got so much to talk about I’m sure I’ll write some great “focused” post in the next few days. :)