When I posted for This Creative Life last week, I noticed that I’d posted nothing here on my blog since the previous This Creative Life episode. I also had the occasion, while looking for something I wrote a long time ago, to go through my blog circa 2006-2008, etc. It got me thinking about how this space has changed and how I think of it now vs. how I thought of it then.
As my writing life and career have changed, I feel like my web site has become more and more an Official Thing, a representation of me in the professional world of writing and publishing. Consequently, I think I feel like my posts here have to be either 1) essay-ish, like this one, with some kind of well-developed point or 2) news-ish – about appearances or book news or new podcast episodes or whatever else in the realm of Information that people might come to this site looking for.
I don’t really mean “have to”, because it’s all my choice, but when I want to be more raw or frivolous or cranky I don’t tend to post here like I used to. I keep my thoughts twitter-sized, or go to tumblr for medium-form stuff. Though I know that all tweets are archived by the Library of Congress (which seems like a huge waste of space) and tumblr is no less permanent than anything else online, words feel more fixed here for some reason.
Anyway, I will never abandon the sarazarr.com blog. But you can also find me in those other spaces if it’s getting too quiet around here for you.