After writing to me about how ridiculous it was that Gwenyth Paltrow was trying to convince her to buy $550 cashmere leggings via the medium of her blog Goop, my cousin ended her email with “I’ve been a blog stalker lately. You should write everyday. ”
So this is for her:
Tina, I will write more, I promise.
I’ve neglected my blog somewhat lately, and I considered just shutting it all down, closing up the blog shop, and forgetting about the whole thing. Mostly because blogs feel like something of a dinosaur these days.
But then I realized that, since the days of my geocities blog WAY BACK WHEN (R.I.P.), it’s not that blogs are a dinosaur. It’s that they’ve evolved. They’re a lizard now, if that makes sense in the metaphor that I am trying to make here.
And I’m not evolving with them, I guess. Because I’m not trying to make money with my blog, and not trying to find any sort of niche here. I’m not claiming to be an expert on anything, and it seems that’s all that everyone else is doing: blogging for money or fame (ha!) or self-professed expertise, and not just blogging for the sake of the words.
No one blogs for the words anymore!
I guess on this blog, I am the niche. That is what this blog is about, it’s about me. ME!
I AM THE NICHE!
Take that you slimey lizard blogs.
Oh hey, speaking of words!
The Amsterdam Writers Group is meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 7 August).
This fiction blog is amazing. She should focus on a longer work, seriously. I’d be first in line to buy it.
Hotel V: A Nudist Troll Tries to Book at Hotel V (Ha!)
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