For me the hardest part about blogging has always been the guilt. As a Jew, this is usually the hardest part about everything. I tried blogging every day—that was never going to be sustainable—then every other day, and now it’s more like twice a week. Chances are you haven’t even noticed! But I feel neglectful, especially given that I don’t really have time to blog today.
Here is what I am doing that isn’t blogging: cleaning my house, entertaining houseguests (yep, like in the Sinbad movie), revising my script, and finishing a couple articles. So! This is basically just a placeholder until I can find the time to blog again. Which will probably be tomorrow or Friday, and you’ll be like, “Wow, Louis, that ‘breather’ post was totally unnecessary,” and I’ll be like, “You’re being kind of judgmental.”
Ugh, I hate it when we fight.
I know what you’re thinking. Louis, you already have a Twitter account (two, actually), a Facebook page, and a Tumblr—why did it take you so long to start another blog?
I actually hoped that Tumblr would be the right venue for me to work on my longer form writing, but it turns out the site was conspiring to upset me. How else to explain the constant downtime, the omnipresent glitches, and the fact that all my best writing got buried under pictures of cats. I realized that while Tumblr is a fun way to connect with friends, it’s not really the ideal blogging service. So I decided now was as good a time as any to return to my WordPress roots, and to snag this domain name before all the other Louis Peitzmans beat me to it.
The other problem with Tumblr is that it follows Twitter’s model of approval-seeking. On Twitter, you get stars and retweets; on Tumblr, you get hearts and reblogs. Either way, I never felt like I was writing for myself so much as writing for attention. Which is kind of the point of writing, but it definitely clouds one’s judgment. I want to be able to express my feminist rage and subversive gay agenda without feeling like I’m out to impress people. I stand by everything I wrote on Tumblr, but I freely admit I refreshed that shit constantly to make sure someone dug it.
I wish I could tell you what I intend to do here. I’ll let you know once I figure that out. For the time being, you can expect rants and rambles, pieces that are longer than 140-characters, and very few straight reviews. I get paid to do that elsewhere, and now I have this horrible problem where I expect money for critiquing things.
If you have questions or comments, feel free to send them my way. Bonus points if they’re positive.