So here’s the deal: I haven’t updated this site since February – which is, like, a hundred million years in computer time – and some ideas to make it better come to mind.
First, I’m finally agreeing to cough up the $4 per month to switch from WordPress’s freemium to the personal plan that’ll double my storage space should I need it, allow for a customized domain name, and get rid of the glaring ads that some people have kindly-yet-indelicately mentioned. *Cough, cough, Svenjamin, cough, cough* I might also revamp the site with a new template. I’m looking at different options.
Second and more importantly, I’ve taken a hard look at the content and decided to branch out more on what I’m blogging about rather than just writing-centric topics. One of the reasons why I haven’t written new posts in a while is because I don’t really have that much to say about the act of writing. In fact, I had a previous post several months ago about different things I’d like to write about. On top of that, I feel like I’ve boxed myself into making my posts fit a certain niche, neglecting to express myself personally with mentally unhealthy results.
Oh, and there’s something else: I’m going to start publishing some of my stories here directly. Getting feedback from people has thinking it would make for a good creative outlet. That’s not to say I’ve given up traditional publication routes entirely, just that I’m looking at stories on a case-by-case basis to decide whether or not something feels like self-publication is a better fit. It’s also not to say that what I will self-publish is random and unpolished. I still have standards for myself.
So yeah, that’s where I’m at right now and what’s on the horizon.