start here

I’ve restarted this website a whole bunch of times over the years, and every time I restart it I think, “Okay, I have a system down now,” and then… I… forget it’s here for long stretches of time, then come back and find I’m unhappy with it, then start it over.

I might do this to myself again in the future and I might not. For now, though, I’m starting again.

Happily, I have zeroed in on a WordPress theme that lets me do more or less what I want with illustration and navigation. So if you start here, you can literally follow the previous and next links to read the entire thing, assuming I ever end up with more than two or three entries.

Won’t that be a laugh.

As I start this again I’m thinking that I will probably use it to point you to new things I’ve written or made. Like, I’m thinking I might do some essays at this site, in which case I would write a blog post here (the individual posts are blog posts, not blogs… this is a pet peeve of mine) pointing you to it. If I set up an eBay listing for something, I’ll point you to that. (I do all my mailing to do with the internet through a post office box, FYI.) If I have something new on Etsy, I’ll point you to that. Et cetera. The essays alone will be more interesting, I hope, than anything I put here in the blog, and if you agree with me you’ll want to follow the blog anyway so you don’t miss the new stuff elsewhere. If you don’t agree, of course, no one’s making you read. Why are you here? Go watch paint dry or something. Jeez.

— A Note For LiveJournal Users —

Because I spent a lot of time on LiveJournal back in the aughts: I’m not there anymore. If there’s still some account I had started but have now forgotten about, let it sit forgotten. My real-name stuff is definitely gone, and this is the only post you’ll see here with the LiveJournal tag on it. If anyone I knew at that site gets curious and comes looking, here I be. I do still have a diary-type blog, but not a lot of people know about it. If I like and trust you and we get back in touch, I’ll point you to it. Otherwise, I might have things here and there for fandoms or interests or whatever, but nothing that’s personal and usually nothing with my name on it. Just this here. And my social media, assuming by the time you get here that that’s still a thing for me. At the time I post this, I’m becoming rather disenchanted with it.

[looks at sidebar with all the social media icons]

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No, really though. I’ve already pared a bunch of stuff down and I’m really not sure how much longer I’ll keep the rest.

Anyway. We’ll see how this goes. Yeehaw.