I've been very busy on the internet for the past week or so, but you wouldn't know it by my posting habits. The basic deal is this: I'm getting ready to finish being a public school teacher, which means I'm getting ready to finish having to be so protective of my identity and personal information. Which is not to say that I've been overly so, these past few years -- I've never been 'anonymous', or anywhere close to it. But there are certain things that are best kept not quite in reach of public consumption, when you are a civil servant.

I'm also working with a group of people to get a big project up and running, the details of which will slowly start to creep out over the next couple of months, I'm sure, once I'm sure I really want to do it, and once I'm sure that... well, that we really can do it.

The long and the short of it is, the Tumblr blog has been almost completely culled, down to just a handful of posts per month which I'd like to keep, just for the sake of my own memories. This blog, too, is soon to undergo a mass editing and revamping. But in the meantime, things may be a bit quiet. Tumblr, also, probably is mostly finished, other than the occasional photo or short blurb or announcement. This is in an effort to try to start reorganizing my online presence, and hopefully concentrate my blogging efforts toward more cohesive posts back over on this blog. Let's be honest -- Tumblr is shitshow central, and while this blog has also had it's shitshow moments, they've generally been less life-wasting in nature. And I don't have much life to waste at the moment.

The other big thing keeping my hands full at the moment is that I've begun submitting to journals, in an attempt to make some sort of 'respectable' 'name' for myself, to help along in the endeavors that are to come. I started it out dragging my feet, kicking and screaming, but I'm beginning to ease into it a bit more. Since even the small journals seem to have a return time of anywhere from three months to over six, it'll be a while before I see how any of that turns out. But by the time I finish this contract, I should be ready to let you all know if anything comes of it.

This blog will not be sliced up nearly as badly as the Tumblr blog has been, but don't be surprised if you see things start to jump around or vanish over the next couple of weeks. I'm also not very good at these computery things, so if weird stuff starts to go on with the formatting, just hang with me and I'll have shit back to normal as quickly as possible.


idoru said...

I found it very cathartic when I reorganized my digital life. Digital data can still feel like real-world clutter even though it doesn't occupy physical space. I'm looking forward to hearing about all your new beginnings and maybe lurking a little less.

Sidney said...

i like what idoru said. feels niccie to have thins organized. i'm debating whether or not i just delete my tumblr for good or clean it up to keep it floating around in the internets with minimal amounts of embarrassment to myself. wa~

good luck to you, though!! i look forward to whatever you're coming up with.

I'm no Picasso said...

Haha, right. Going back through old blog entries is cringey. But it's good to reevaluate and take a look from a distance (of time) to see what information you've got floating around out there about yourself.

I'm also thinking about deleting Tumblr, because it seems no matter how many times I cut down my follower list, there are still things popping up on the dash that seem like attempts to start trouble. And I really don't have time for it anymore.

I also found someone digging around in my archives yesterday looking for a specific three year old fight to -- I don't know? repost? bring up again? Luckily, I had already deleted it this weekend. So they were out of luck with whatever they were trying to do.

Whew. The internet.