Monday, October 21, 2013

Blog Retool

So, I've been thinking for awhile about retooling my blog. I don't blog anymore, and it's because I'm busy and because the scope of my blog is so limited. I don't want to stay the Angry Grammarian. First of all, I'm rarely angry, except when I order a veggie sub at Subway and they don't put on lots of vegetables. Seriously!? That's ALL I want on it! Put more!

Secondly, I guess I started this blog to write about stuff that's going on in my life as a writer. I still want to write about those things, but there are so many other aspects of my life I feel like I want to talk about. I used to write in an online diary all the time when I was in junior high and high school. Actually, I still have a locked Diaryland account, and sometimes I go in and post secrets or thoughts I'm too embarrassed to share anywhere else. I'll never tell.

What I'm trying to say is, I'm bringing my blog back. But I want to write about poems and salads and long Octobers and movies and maybe I had a really satisfying sandwich for lunch. I want to write about that. I want to write because I want to, and not just because I'm having a poem published in an important magazine, or somebody reviewed my chapbook and didn't like it.

Blog retool, ENGAGE.

In some other actual-writer related news, I recently did a poetry reading with three other fantastic poets: Molly Sutton Kiefer, Katie Rauk, and Meryl DePasquale. Doing poetry readings is like, my first love. I don't think there's anything I enjoy doing more than attending readings and participating in readings. Especially when I'm doing a poetry reading, it feels like I'm standing inside a pot of gold coins. Which is to say, I just love it, and I want to do more of it.

If you have never been to Subtext books in Saint Paul, go check it out, as it's the only place in the world that my chapbook is still available for sale. Unless they're sold out, in which case yes, I am sending you on a wild goose chase. But not a real wild goose chase. That would scare the dickens out of anyone.

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