In one of approximately nine million things I have written in the past month about stuff I have contributed elsewhere, esteemed reader – and one-time contributor! – Chelseawantsout weighs in thusly:
Is everything going to be an important announcement from now on? When are we going to get some unimportant announcements or important proclamations?
Ha! Good question! And the answer is, um… welllllll… sort of?
Basically, I am writing more for other people than I used to. This is very nice, because it often contributes to important life goals such as “buying food” and “eating the food” and “not falling behind on my rent thus causing my landlord who already pretty much hates me to make my life far more difficult than it has to be!” It’s work. And I like working! For example: today, you can find my thoughts on Tucker Max protests in Broadsheet. (There is a solid possibility that you will not agree with them! Regardless, I am impressed that I managed to write about Tucker Max at all without the post devolving into several thousand words of cursing and shaking my fist at the heavens.) You can also find the first post in what is scheduled to be an eight-week guest blogging stint over at Bitch Magazine (the blog is called “She Pop.” I will be writing about gender in pop music. Yes, I KNOW, it will be NUTTY).
Now: while I am totally honored that both of these places have let my work be associated with their general awesomeness and wonder, the fact is that the stuff I submit has to be really, really good to merit inclusion there. And so, there are sacrifices to be made. One of them is that, for a while, I will probably be posting a bit less often at Tiger Beatdown.
Which is not to say that I will not be posting at all! It’s highly unlikely that I will ever become sober or thoughtful enough to keep from mouthing off about the issues of the day over here. It’s just that, instead of doing five long posts a week here, I will be doing lots of posts all over (or trying to, anyway), and probably fewer than five of them will show up on this blog.
The thing is, I know that at this point Tiger Beatdown is basically its own entity. There’s stuff that fits here that just wouldn’t fit anywhere else. And vice versa. And, over the past few months, I’ve come to feel that it belongs to me less than it does to the people who read it. I owe all of you. And love the ones that I know! Therefore, I would sort of like to ask you – You, the Internet! – what it is that you’d like to see here. Would you want to see more of the shorter, sillier, or more personal stuff? Because, if so, you will probably get more posts per week. Or would you prefer that I stick exclusively to the ladybusiness-related issues, and probably post less? Because that’s fine too. I can always go back to Tumblr. OR LIVEJOURNAL.
The fate of Tiger Beatdown is in your hands! Choose wisely. Or, you know, just post whatever! That is also fine!
PS: I have not answered your reader e-mail. I have not answered ANYONE’s e-mail. I have not answered MY MOM’S e-mail. This is because I am busy. But, more importantly, it is because I am a jerk. I am going to work on catching up now.