I've got a confession to make.
I'm useless with blog readers.
I keep up with blogs purely off Twitter links and URLs already in my
browser history. This means sometimes I forget about sites I enjoy
reading for months at a time.
I thought I was winning at first, but now I realise that my scattergun approach just means I miss out on what's going on. Also, I finally realise that committing to a blog reader is not the same as getting a dog or having a baby. Nobody will report me to social services if I don't read those 15 new articles on the Stool Pigeon I've subscribed to (idiot).
I recently signed up for Bloglovin.
(thanks for the tip, Laura). It's a bit buggy on the mobile, but the
principle is neat. It loads up all your favourites into a reader on your phone/'pooter. And you can mark as read if you're really not bothered
about reading an interview with the latest French neo-psych band (but
don't want old-stuff hanging around on your new-stuff page and taunting
Anyway, if you're on there- add me! I'm trying to widen my blog clout at the moment, as it's stats I can use for my CV.
Yeah, you heard, I'm making a tangible attempt to break out of my freelance content writing/ gym monkey rut and find a permanent role (hopefully in digital content) with career prospects and a bit more stability. This working six jobs malarkey is taking years off my life. It is not sustainable. I fear my popping is on the horizon.
It's a rocky career road I'm on (not the type with marshmallows, sadly).
I took it because I thought it would get me somewhere I actually wanted
to be. I need to find that turn-off now. It's been three years, and I
feel ashamed that in spite of working longer hours than ever before, I
still don't earn enough money to buy my own food. I feel ashamed that I
do menial jobs my peers probably don't even think twice about. I feel
ashamed about how often I get looked down on by members of the public,
and that I spend so much of my time working for less than minimum wage.
This is why I do my writing thing on here so relentlessly - it lets me feel clever again.
So thank you for listening to me, you people out there. I was quite awed by your response to yesterday's post. It was awesome to get our own little forum going - all your passion and opinion is unbelievably inspiring and immensely rewarding. I know I do go on a bit at times, but I'm having so much fun. Do stick around, I'm sure I'll manage to write something less ponderous tomorrow.