I’ve had that this past week. Maybe it’s a side-effect of anxiety, which makes me want to fix everything to be as close to perfect before I release it into the world. What the hell could I post about that fits that criteria?
But I have a lot of opinions. Don’t we all? I’ve realized something about this blog, my voice, and all that. I’m not the information-giving blog. Dean Wesley Smith and his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch say if infinitely better, and with way more experience. Social media issues? That’s fine, Anne R. Allen and Kristen Lamb. Indie writers? Lindsay Buroker has a ton of tips, and everyone knows JA Konrath. Want a traditional publishing perspective? Rachelle Gardner is a good agent to start with, blog-wise (don’t know how she is as an actual agent), and most of the other people listed above have traditional publishing experience.
Oh, what, you want something not-writing related? Can’t help. I only neurotically check up on the writing blogs.
Thing is, I’m so inexperienced, all I have to offer up around here is that very fact, wrapped in a nice Elisa package. Meaning you get awkward puns, run-ons until the sun sets, and insecurity.
Maybe this isn’t new information for you. Congratulations! You officially realize more about myself than I do. That’s the just it though, I’m going to embrace my voice more, at least on the internet. (And I don’t like capitalizing that word. Sue me. INNER EDITOR SHUSH.)
So I’ll talk more about my science interests. They may not be as informative and intellectual as some would like (Veronica Sicoe is way better at that). And I’ll talk about the fantasy awesome moments, maybe list my favorite webcomics, or the music I’ve been way into lately.
We can’t all be information givers that have experience to back said infographics. I refuse to think that’s the only reason people read blogs, despite what others say. I think sometimes we read blogs to see a bit of ourselves in that person, and enjoy that connection.
You know what? I’ll just be that chill-writer-person in the internet (you still can’t make me capitalize it) that annoys serious people but is great to talk to and make the friendship with. Can we agree that this is a good setup?
Good. Then hi again, and welcome to the utterly unhelpful space that is mine. Couch is over there.
PS: that being said, I’m learning how to draw, with the aim of one day providing side comics and my own cover art. These are two things I’ve always wanted to do. So who knows, that just might be unique enough… eventually.
PPS: there are a lot of links in this post. And every one of them direct to awesome people. If anything, I like being able to point people to those that might change their outlook on the meaning of life. Or just, you know, writing and stuff. If you come back and want to talk about it though, it’d mean the world to me.
PPS: I’m such a sap.