In the continuing saga in my undying wish to become internet famous overnight, I started a book blog: L.Rugo Reads. For anyone who doesn’t know, my full-time day job is as an indie bookseller and my room is being slowly consumed by books. I figured it was in my best interest to put that to use, and start writing more book reviews. Continue reading
The glamor and low barriers to entry have effed my perception of success.
You know those memes, tweets, screenshots, or whatever you see on the internet that are a straight knife-to-the-heart attack? It describes the exact situation you’re in and the feelings you’re feeling, and you either “feel seen,” get “exposed,” or simply “it me.” That was me @ this tweet:
if u have ever considered hosting a podcast, starting a blog, making zines, or applying to grad school congrats you’ve officially reached your quarter life crisis
— [redacted] (@aswangakira) April 17, 2019
Sad news, but it’s not officially the end of This Bitch.
I love Medium. It’s a great content creation platform. It looks pretty, it’s easy to use, and you can find a lot of really thought-provoking stuff on here. It’s great for writers.
Not for publications. Medium was in the news recently for its most recent pivot that left a few of its publications in the dirt, and this is only the latest wave of publications and their issues with Medium. Recently The Awl and The Hairpin shut down completely, and a while back The Ringer left to join the Vox network. These are just two big-name media examples that come to mind for me, but even with my piddling attempt at blogging through a self-made publication, I had my own frustrations with Medium. Continue reading