As some people might remember, I used to have a blog. (“Some” probably means “zero,” because it had barely any readers, but a little optimism can’t hurt.)
I deleted that blog a few weeks ago, which was a completely stupid decision on my part because I did it on impulse and didn’t save any of the posts. Not that there were that many posts to save, but there were a couple (mainly reviews) that I really miss, now that I can no longer get to them. I deleted the blog because I was scared. I had just posted a review of a book by an author I admire and had tweeted it at them because I had felt brave that day, and then–gasp!–an entire sixty-seven (67!!) people saw the post in one day, and the author retweeted it, and then some more people I admire retweeted it, and then I took myself way too seriously for the next two months and got too scared to post anything else because what if important people saw it, and what if they didn’t like it, and what if that doomed me to a life of never achieving anything because people didn’t like me, and then in a moment of glorious wimpiness, I deleted the whole blog because…not so deep down, I am very, very small and sometimes easily scared.
Which is something I clearly need to fix, because while I might never achieve anything if people don’t like me, I will definitely not achieve anything if nobody knows I exist. Also, I used to write for my school paper/site in high school, and I got–in my opinion–fairly decent at writing things like articles and editorials and reviews. I don’t want to lose that skill. Therefore, I am bringing the blog back from the dead. I am every kind of terrified as I do it, but I am doing it, and for that, I am giving myself a pat on the back.
This blog is going to [probably] contain book reviews (yay!), my opinions (oh god!), cool things that happen to me (more yay!), and maybe essays or something. Also, probably some complaining, because what would the Internet be without complaining? And I’ll have to figure out a schedule for this, probably. I’ll do that. Maybe.
(Probably better. It would probably be better.)
In sum: Hi. The blog is back. It will hopefully become a more regular thing. I am trying to be less of a wimp about it.