So…uh…how y’all doing?

Next week, I’m taking part in a Career Day at my high school. Sure, it’s been over 25 years since I graduated, but it’s fiiiiiine, I can totally talk to the kids.

That animated GIF of Steve Buscemi from 30 Rock pretending to be a young hip teenager and saying "How do you do, fellow kids?"
This hurts more and more every year

One of the things I want to tell them is that they need something on the side to show they’re interested in the web. Not a “side hustle” (god, I hate that phrase so much), not a side business, but something on the web that you’re interested in and update and show off to go “Look, see, I like things.” Something not on a social media platform, but something you own and make yourself.

And I realised that I was totally being a hypocrite and doing the “Do as I say, not as I do” thing. I haven’t touched this blog in over a year, if I post anything it’s random bits on Twitter and listing films on Letterboxd and constantly reblogging mid-century ads on Tumblr, and no, darn it, I am not that person, I am a person who is going to show them how awesome the Internet can be without you having to constantly be working.

So I’m going to have a manic blitz of updating this. More posts. More information. More ridiculousness. Because, darn it, the web is amazing, I like things, and I need to have a place where I can show off neat things.