In the wake of current events, as I wade through the seeping tide of Things I Have Felt Lately, I feel that it is only appropriate that I start making some goals to anchor myself. This blog will serve as an avenue for said goals, and ya’ll are free to hold me accountable to my ever-liquid ambitions.
- Post here at least twice a week. For awhile I was looking at posting three times a week, but I figure I’ll step this up slowly. Hopefully Mondays and Thursdays. That’s the plan, with extras occurring when something worth mentioning happens.
- Talk about things I want to talk about. I have struggled a great deal deciding what it is that I want to say here. When Internet Folk make their lists of Top Ten Or Five Or Whatever Tips For Blogging one of them is always ‘write what you’re passionate about’. And what am I passionate about? I’ve tried to be passionate about lots of things the internet likes. Fashion. Cats. Lists. Ultimately, though, I’ve only managed a mild enthusiasm for any of these things. In the end, my friends, I am passionate about one thing. One childish, slightly embarrassing thing, and that thing is Kid Culture. Cartoons. Action Figures. Comics, and I don’t mean that artsy shit about lonely people being lonely in misty cities full of espresso shops and irony. I mean good old fashioned Ninja Turtles and Ben Ten and Powerpuff Girls. I don’t know if anybody here wants to hear about these things, but I’m excited to write about it, so I might as well try. This doesn’t mean that I’ll quit talking about our terrible apartment and the people I’m jealous of at worse. I’m just going to also talk about the ways I spend my Saturday mornings, too.
- Learn to improve the proportions in my numbered lists.
- Figure out how to increase my readership. Not that I don’t love you people, you glorious people who come here to see what I say and add your hello in the comments, but the goal of every writer is to be read by as many people as possible. I haven’t done much work to find new readers, and I think that it’s time that I start.
There. I won’t lie, goals make me nervous. They’re too easy to miss, and I don’t have the best luck with them, but I have to try something sometime. I am going to cross my fingers, put my nose to the grindstone, and hope for the best.
Thanks for sticking with me, people. See you on Thursday.