When I started this blog in May 2013, I envisioned it as a word nerd’s lair. Book reviews and adjectival clauses and discussions on Roland Barthes galore! And then I actually started writing the blog regularly. I quickly found that there are not enough words in my vocabulary to talk about writing topics ad infinitum.
The subjects that filled my mind instead were much more interesting to me. I wrote about being a petite girl with belly bulge. I broke down my problem with using the terms Uncle Tom and Aunt Jemima too conveniently. And I even was asked to write about how feeling bullied at the birth of my daughter later gave me strength to stand up for myself.
Someone told me when I first started blogging that my voice would find me, but I first had to speak. And now, at the end of the year, I do believe I’ve found my writing voice. I am deeply invested in writing about how race and popular culture influence our lives; in offering a balanced perspective to issues many find polarizing; in letting my nerdy flag fly because my culture includes nerd culture; in describing the poignancy and anguish that we encounter just by living.
Confession: I have no idea what Reckless Acts of Punctuation really means. I made it up and it sounded like a good idea at the time.
Phew! That felt kind of good to get off my chest, because I means that I don’t have to attempt to focus the blog on what I think my own title might mean. So, I have been brainstorming for months about a new title. That deluge of thoughts led me to ponder a new look entirely, a free-standing domain name, and that brings me to this:
I’m excited to announce that on January 1, 2014, this blog will cease to exist under the title “Reckless Acts of Punctuation.”
Santa came early and fixed me up new digs at a completely different URL and with a cleaner design. I will continue posting here for the next 11 days, but this site will go dark on December 31 to get its own makeover for my freelancing business. I won’t reveal the name of the “new” blog until January 1.
If you like what I’ve been writing here for the past eight months, then I hope you’ll follow me to my new website. The content and the writer will be exactly the same. 🙂 If you are currently subscribed, then your subscription will transfer automatically. There’s so much to read out there; I am humbled and delighted that you stop by my little house of words. Gracias, my peoples.
Do you have any exciting things planned for 2014? A new haircut? A move? Spill the beans!