Some friends and I were talking yesterday about how we missed long-format internet interaction, i.e. blogging. I suppose I really started with LiveJournal, over a decade ago now, and I used it like an actual journal (which means my earlier entries are SUPER cringey since I was both recording my private thoughts and also a teenager...eeeek!) But anyway, over time that platform sort of passed into the ether and blogs became the Big New Thing, but now even those have given way to Instagram and Facebook. I love the convenience and instant engagement with both, but it's really hard to make actual *records* of things and have them be searchable afterwards. My blog was never super popular, but at least I could go back and find my own posts on things! I should get better at titles though. Puns are fun but make searching archives harder!
Anyway, I've been thinking about blogging-and-or-journaling a lot lately, even before the discussion came up. This fall I've been in a real funk and haven't felt very much like communicating at all, much less taking the time and effort to write things out--and feeling like I haven't got anything worthwhile to say anyway (thanks, depression. You're a real pal.) But, I really miss reading blogs and journal posts (come join us on Dreamwidth!) and the saying is something like, be the change you want to see in the world, right? So here I am! Blogging. No shiny pictures or anything. No ground-breaking, compelling research to share. Just...trying to get some thoughts out there to knock the rust off my ol' brain.
What would you like to read about? I've done stuff, I even have pictures...I'm just all at sea about what to post. But I went to Jane Austen Festival in Kentucky and never said a word about that, and Costume College was really great. My husband and I are going to Williamsburg for Thanksgiving so that would be probably fun to talk about at some point, too...help me pick material!!