Oh, hey all. I hope you’re glad I’ve returned.
You’ll probably notice the blog looks different now. Personally, I like the simplicity of the new theme better. It fits with my penchants for minimalism and adequate organization, which is not to say these goals are oft realized. Mention to anyone who has seen a home of mine that I like organization and you will get to see a very comic reaction. Also, I really like the color blue.
Some other changes you’ll be seeing within the next week will include updates to some of the pages I’ve not used much–i.e. half the tabs on this blog. The biggest change is that I’ll talk about being a self-employed writer. I still feel like I’m running around in the dark in regards to such writing, as I mentioned earlier, but it’s a big–and scary–part of my life at present so it is undeniably relevant.
The word count of the “professional” writing will now be included in the stats that go up on Sundays. The range those counts cover will also begin today as I’d like to use it as a new starting point.
My plan is to still be vague about this writing. I opt to use pseudonyms for reasons and I’ll talk about this down the line. I hope this adds a new dimension to the blog because I view working as a self-employed writer (or working to be able to work as a self-employed writer) as a social experiment. It’s undeniably different from having a job with an hourly wage or a salary and that makes it undeniably terrifying in a few ways. I also know a few people who don’t think it’s real work and a few others who lovingly expect me to fail. No pressure or anything.
On Wednesday, I’ll talk more about why I opted to go the self-employed route.
Get psyched, cats and kittens.