When it comes to curating a professional profile online, I’m still trying to decide which is more important: coming up with new content regularly or always making sure whatever I have to present is my best work. Truth is, if I have an idea for a post, I don’t want to worry about whether it will still resound on the Friday it was scheduled to go live; with that in mind I’ve decided to go back to the “anytime at all” posting schedule.
Some thoughts for the week:
- There’s got to be enough advice that various wise people have imparted to me over the years that I’ve either forgotten, or remembered so abstractly that whatever insight I once found now comes off like a platitude.
- My main blogging pet-peeve lately is when you get a notification for a new comment or follower, but it turns out to be one of those fake “make money from blogging!!!” (multiple exclamation points required) sites. As nice as it would be to be one of the group of writers who actually parlayed blogging into a moneymaking venture, I doubt that any of the major bloggers got where they are from a dodgy looking site’s algorithm leaving generic praise on a random post.
- I wonder if it’s a sign of me getting older, but I haven’t been actively seeking out new movies, music or reading material lately. I took a look at the Sappyfest lineup this year, and I didn’t recognize most of the line-up: a younger, more open-minded version of myself would be a little more curious about the acts I wasn’t familiar with. This is one factor in my deciding to skip this year.
- I’ve begun writing reviews of the 1982-83 season of Saturday Night Live on my other blog, Existentialist Weightlifting, continuing with my project of doing show-by-show reviews for a full season of the show. The process of doing a review is very deceptively time-intensive, but then again, I tend to go all out when writing these.
Whenever I have a new article published, I will post a link here. In the meantime, I’m still planning a site redesign and looking forward to my first summer as a Halifax resident.