You might have noticed that this blog has been pretty silent lately.
I’ve been thinking about it, and what I want to do with it, and whether I want to have a blog at all anymore. What I’ve been thinking about is how much I miss the way that the internet was in my teens and early 20s when having a website felt more like initiating a dialogue and less like holding up a megaphone.
I’m going to do a little experiment. I’m starting an email newsletter type of thing.
I did this once before, in the early 2000s, and it was intensely pleasurable for me. Possibly because I started a pen pal relationship with one of the people who subscribed to my list, and then later I married him.
If you subscribe, you’ll get a maximum of one email from me per week. I don’t know yet exactly what it will be about, but probably the stuff you’re used to seeing here, just a little more personal.
In an ideal world, if you want to respond to me, you’ll email me back and we’ll have a conversation. If you’d rather just read it, delete it, and go about your day: that’s okay, too.
The idea is to create something ephemeral which comes directly to you and feels more like an interaction.
If this appeals to you, sign up. If not, then things are going to stay pretty quiet around here. I might do a post or two around the holidays.