Time to spruce up the place

This blog has been around for about a year, and I’ve been trying to refresh it. First I chose another design.  I like it, but so many other bloggers seem to have chosen the same one. I’m considering trying another background, but I know what I really need is a content refresh.

This isn’t exactly new. I’ve been thinking about this for a while: what is my blog about?

At first, it started as a writing exercise, since I’d found myself back in journalism after spending a few years in advertising. I wanted to get used to writing long copy again. And like many people who begin blogs, I just wrote whatever went through my head.

Thanks in part to Roger Ebert, I’ve recently discovered a few new blogs that I’ve really enjoyed reading, especially Miss Banchee’s.  Her brilliant blog tackles lots of personal stuff while laying on the funny. I’ve loved getting to know her and the skillful way she fictionalizes her own life, or anamorphosizes her cats or her common sense to flesh out hilarious inner dialogues.

I think I had to read her to come to terms with what I can’t do, which is shine a light on my personal life. Not because I think it’s deplorable, but because it’s just not what I gravitate towards. Sure, it weaves its way into the blog, but the strokes are broad.

Then I read through some of my previous posts, and I noticed that I really love dissecting pop culture. Art, entertainment, advertising and everything in between. So that’s what I’m going to stick to.

Don’t worry, it’ll still be anecdotal. I mean, that’s just how I relate to things.


  1. hey there ~ it’s been a while since i stopped in here, and i’m happy to see that your blog is hopping again! i also completely think that you’ve made the right choice in following your heart to pop culture dissection. you do it so well… the posts you’ve written since this one are testament to that! no wonder roger ebert is smitten with your blog. congrats, and i’m looking forward to reading more!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I’m glad you’re enjoying the makeover. I won’t lie: I am too. I get new ideas for stuff all the time now, where before, it was like, “what am I going to write about?”

      And while we’re on the subject, I love reading your blog! Such good vibes flow from it, I swear. I can practically sense your pep with each post. 🙂 Such a tight focus, too.

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