“Help! Another one of my friends has started a blog!”
This is probably what you’re thinking right now, assuming you like / dislike me enough to read the stuff I post on Facebook / Twitter. So I’m here to anticipate and answer a few of your questions upfront.
Q: Am I obligated to read this blog?
A: Probably not. Unless you are my boyfriend, in which case definitely yes.
Q: Are you sure I’m not obligated? Because I feel like you’re just saying that.
A: I am totally flattered that you care about me enough to still be reading right now. And if you are, maybe you’ll like the rest of the stuff I post on this blog, and maybe you should read it. But you’re not obligated to, I swear!
Q: I think I might enjoy reading your blog, but if I encounter any more narcissistic, self-promoting B.S. on the Internet today, I think my head will literally explode.
A: Don’t worry — this blog isn’t going to be a diary of my life. I enjoy writing about current events, feminist issues, entertainment, education reform, interesting people I meet, and other things I feel strongly about.
Q: Why are you starting a blog if you seem to hate blogs so much?
A: I’m a college journalist in-between writing jobs, and I want to keep writing because I love it.
Because of my upcoming surgery in June, I’ll be bedridden and stuck at home (aka, probably not capable of meeting actual deadlines for an actual writing job). So I started this blog as a way to keep writing about stuff.
Q: Will you post cat pictures/pictures of your food/memes? Will you promote my blog/help me edit my English paper that’s due tomorrow?