…This is some kind of joke, right?
Just yesterday I wrote a blog post that I would be leaving this blog (Flash Faction) and redirecting to my new one (The Gap Year Challenge). I wake up next morning to a flood of followers on, no, not the new blog, but this one, the one I was supposedly suspending.
Friendly message to online marketers: JUST. PISS. OFFFFF.
Huh. Maybe I should tell everyone I’m leaving The Gap Year Challenge and coming here. Or maybe it was something to do with the tagging. And maybe people are either dumb or not reading my blog (if it’s the latter screw you. leave me alone to cry in peace).
And if any of you recent followers happen to be reading this, maybe comment on why you followed? Because if you want me to buy your “fantastic new product”, I’d like to buy it as much as I’d like to buy a box of condoms in front of my mom. Which is not very much.
The nerve of people these days.
…because I made a new one.
This photo again! Sorry, there’s no deep meaning. I just like the lighting 😛
Yep, I’m still alive; I just haven’t been posting here in like, forever.
My new blog more relevant to what’s happening in my life and has more of a “theme” than this “cesspool of thoughts” (as I once called it) does. Besides, this cesspool has dried anyway, and I’d like to invite anyone who still cares into my lagoon of clear musing: The Gap Year Challenge.
Okay, so maybe it isn’t a lagoon, but perhaps you’ll find it has more substance and consistency than Flash Faction. It’s about success and failure; I try to inject a healthy dose of inspirational material into my posts as much as possible.
Whether you’re not an FF follower, or you’re a follower who’s wondering where I’ve been, do check out The Gap Year Challenge for posts on growth, inspiration, and other less serious issues, like my obsession with LOTR.
Tata! I will be leaving up my previous FF posts just for fun though!
Writing by hand is laborious, and that is why typewriters were invented. But I believe that the labor has virtue, because of its very physicality. For one thing it involves flesh, blood and the thingness of pen and paper, those anchors that remind us that, however thoroughly we lose ourselves in the vortex of our invention, we inhabit a corporeal world.
I’ve always found something more fulfilling in the act of physically writing out words, as opposed to digital word processing (it’s sort of like books vs ebooks). I agree with how, despite the advances in technology, we are still living in a physical environment, and we need to stay in touch with the physical reality. After all, the soul and the physical body are inescapably intertwined, and what is writing but a projection of a part of your soul? For this reason I try to write on paper when I am brainstorming, as it feels like my ideas are becoming almost a physical reality – but I do use digital processing for work I want to share or keep for a long time.
In Brain Pickings’ latest post, writer Mary Gordon explores the deep connection between pen, paper and the writer. Check brain pickings out! It’s a good site for explorers of the mind.