I was going to wait until I had time to draw something cute to make things seem a little less random, so, I’m sorry guys, but, you know what? Fuck it. 🙂 Waiting just means less posting, right? Right.
I’ve decided to transition this blog from a poetry blog, to a poetry and art blog, because, well, even though I don’t draw often, when I do draw, it hides on my hard drive and no one ever sees it, and that’s just plain sad, really. It does mean things are about to get a bit more random. My poetry is always pretty serious. My art is mostly just doodles. But, I’ve decided being a little bit all over the map, so to speak, isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Online, and even in real life, we pick and choose what face we want to show the world, who we want to show it to. We worry about how we’ll be viewed and judged, and if you worry about this enough, it becomes a sort of neurosis where ‘I can’t share this with this group of people; that’s not how they know me and they probably won’t like it.’ So you hide it. You turn something as innocent as ‘I draw things’ or ‘I like to sing really loudly when I’m driving’ into this dirty little secret.
I’ve been endeavoring to do less of that. As someone into the arts, it seems silly to admit ‘I do this, but shhhh don’t tell anyone about that. They might not be into it.’ And, really, I don’t want to start a whole ‘nother blog to virtually never update.
So you’ll notice a few changes have happened. A few are going to happen but haven’t yet.
First of all, I finally decided to buy the domain for this blog, so you can now just go straight to shelbystronger.com, if you feel so inclined.
I’m adding menu options. I have not written a proper about page yet, because I’m trying to figure out how to do it without sounding pretentious and self-important, and just sound, you know, like me, saying things. Talking about myself in any concrete way is cumbersome though, so I don’t know when a ‘proper’ about me section is going to happen.
I’ve added a quick-link to my music blog and youtube channel. A link to my currently very emtpy redbubble is probably coming fairly soon. I’m not sure what else yet.
So! Writing things and Art things here. Music things on grrlplusguitar.com.
The End for now.
(PS: I made a monopod out of a wrapping paper tube, masking tape, newspaper, and a rubber band, which I may, possibly, start using to record poetry for you more quickly. Only time will tell. 🙂 )