Blogging from both sides of my brain
The thing about the site that really excited me was that it deals with another side of writing that I've come to love and practice over the years--cultural criticism, review, and analysis. (Not to mention that being a blog whore, I just couldn't resist the fact that Blogcritics is one of the most well-visited sites on the internet, with millions of hits under its awe-inspiring belt.) The site is basically set up as an on-line general interest magazine, covering music, books, film, television, culture in general, politics, sports, gaming, science and tech, current events and breaking news, opinion, and satire. Quite a tempting menu for me, to say the least.
Anyway, my point, if there is one, is that my personal blog is great for, well, personal, first person rants. Blogcritics makes me use the other side of my writing brain as well.
However, some of my posts here cross over and can be adapted to Blogcritics. So yesterday, I cut down and edited another Shithouse oldie and posted "Pomo for Dummies." This was resurrected from deep in the Shithouse archives, so most people who read me here now would never have seen it anyway. It's gratifying to go back to some of these posts, dust them off, clean them up, and bring them back into the "spotlight," such as it is.
But of course, as with everything else, I've got some Jewish blog-guilt going on over the fact that I've fallen behind on commenting and visiting my Shithouse pals. Even before this, I found keeping up with the posting/visiting/ commenting/responding to comments merry go round to be a very challenging endeavor. But I am definitely not giving that up!
Anyway, if anyone is interested in pomo (aka postmodernism), swing on by Blogcritics and take a peek at Pomo for Dummies and check out the site itself if you've a mind to. And again, if you're interested in joining Blogcritics yourself, you can find more info here.