Yeah so … I said to my husband months ago, “Maybe I should blog.” To which he replied, “Absolutely not!”
Ordinarily I follow my husband’s advice. He is really good at the advice giving. In fact, people actually pay him to give advice. Can you believe that? I’m sure this advice comes from the fact I have an uncanny knack for offending people without even trying.
In fact the phrase “Uh oh Gen’s at it again” has been used many times when I get on one of my General Hospital rants. (All the soap fans hollaback!)
But it’s not just that I’m an aquarian and a Dewey, and therefore by nature a contrarian, it’s that I haven’t been able to shake the thought that I’d like a little permanent corner of the world that is not controlled by Facebook deciding who gets to read my posts and who doesn’t, or the frustration that comes from trying to have a meaningful conversation on Twitter (murder the English language in 140 characters or less in the middle of grandcentral station).
Not that I don’t love the Twitter and Facebook. We’re still besties. You can see links to the side —->
But, here I can post things that won’t scroll away quickly, get filtered out, or drowned out. It’s undiluted Gen! (Hence my husband’s panic attack)
You can expect occasional thoughts on the progress of my writing (Didn’t know I wrote a book? Link on the side —->), but also be prepared for entirely random disjointed thoughts on anything and everything. Especially if it has to do with the subjects of gangsters, cops, romance, Chicago, designer shoes, anthropology, guns, soap operas … well you get the picture.
I’ll probably still hang out the most on Twitter and Facebook but if it’s a longer more permanent thought or a preview of something I’m writing, I’ll post it here.
Thank you all for your support!