A whole new blog (don’t you dare close your eyes)

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I’m trying something new, so bare with me. I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out.

But I’m trying a new blog. One that’s more stream lined, more focused, more consistant.

It’s called The Twenties Gap (after my posts of the same name) and it’s all about life in your twenties, whatever that may be.

It’s a little bit of pop culture, a little bit of travel, a little bit of journalism, and a lot about life.

I’ve been posting some of my favourite articles from here to the new blog, because I’m proud of this little guy and I don’t want the year I’ve been blogging to go to waste.

That being said, I don’t want the messy articles. The ones I wrote in a hurry. The ones I never planned or the ones I only posted to make up numbers.

I’ll continue to post on this blog for the time being, until my other one is up and running.

But in the meantime, why not check out the first piece of original content I wrote for The Twenties Gap: Things Our Parents Didn’t Have To Worry About (as told through 80s movies). Because nothing says existential crisis like Ferris Bueller.

Thanks for sticking with me through this first year of blogging. Stop by the new blog and say hello some time 🙂

An update on my published work.

I’ve decided to create a separate blog for my published work, one that looks super professional and actually has my name in the heading.

Why?

I get writing jobs by directing prospective employers to my blog. This means that with every post, I’m constantly thinking “What would future employer person think of this?” This is not a good way to go about writing, because it prevents anything and everything from flowing naturally.

The stress of an unknown future employer judging me by everything on this blog was taking the fun out of blogging.

It’s also for YOU, dear readers. Often what I write about may not be what you signed up for by following this blog. I don’t you to have to make the judgement call of “Will this post be interesting to me or not?” with every update. If I think it would interest you, I’ll publish it. If I think it won’t, it’ll be going straight to its new home at alexbrucesmith.wordpress.com.

When I started blogging, I didn’t think anyone would ever read it. Now I’ve just surpassed 4,000 views. This might not mean much in the world of blogging and websites and hits, but to me it means everything.

So thank you 🙂

And now, I’m making blogging fun again!

xxxx

How to be a terrible blogger.

Sometimes, blogging is like exercise. I know I really should get on and do something, but somewhere in between shopping for presents, Christmas parties, and trying to eat at least ONE vegetable a day that isn’t baked beans, I decided that sleep was more important.

(Besides, shopping IS exercise. Have you seen the length of Oxford St?)

Christmas isn’t the only excuse for letting this blog fall into the recesses of nothingness. Here are my other completely legit excuses as to why I have posted exactly nothing: Continue reading