Today marks one year from the last time I posted on this blog, so happy anti-blogiversary to me! To celebrate, I’ve done nothing.
Except try again.
I decided several weeks ago to restart Que What Now because I want to change how I am interacting with the internet. A year ago I wrote a post about social media and how I was using it. I wrote about how I hated that social medias give me something to do when I should be focusing on something else and how much time I just wasted. At the time I was feeling pretty confident about changing my habits.
It didn’t last long.
But a couple of months ago I was doing enough real things that I wasn’t just wasting time. I fell off of Twitter and Pinterest completely and used Facebook only in the evenings because that’s how I communicate with people from this deep in the jungle.
That’s when I decided to restart my blog. I started thinking about how I interact with the internet, and what I want that interaction to look like, and I wanted my place in the online world to be a more beneficial one. For a brief period of time I thought that meant staying off Twitter and just blogging. Take out the random nothings altogether and do something bigger. Then I realized that what I actually wanted was not to be a ‘beneficial presence’ on the internet, but to have more meaningful interactions with the internet. It has nothing to do with how I am seen and everything to do with how I present myself. I want to be more than just a few witticisms in 280 characters.
So I’m going to try to be loudly and unapologetically me in all the ways that make me happy, until it stops making me happy.
This means I will tweet. I will be on Pinterest. And I will blog about any random thing that is exciting me.
In order to do this I had to make a lot of changes to the Que What Now site. I started this site with my twin brother, Ezra, back in 2015 and, well, what thirteen-year-old me designing my first website thought was cool is… decidedly less cool now. So everything has changed. A lot of things still need work– I am working on them. I know not everything makes sense in here right now, but believe me: it’s better than it was. And also I’m really proud of where it’s going, so please be patient with me and all the things that change over the next few weeks. If you are looking for something but can’t find it, do not hesitate to let me know. I will make it a priority to fix the problem if I am able.
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There are a lot of things I want to do. There’s a lot of work that still needs to go into this. I know that. But you have to start somewhere, right? So here I am, trying again, trying something new, determined to succeed.
And I hope you enjoy the ride.