Wow. Two whole years practically TO THE DAY! since I’ve blogged here. Why am I paying for this domain again?
I was talking about WordPress during a meeting today, and logged into my account to show how users can add a page to their sites. I barely even recognized the place. Thankfully, no one got too crazy with the dashboard updates, and I was able to give my demo without looking like a total idiot. But since I just dusted off the cobwebs and all, I figured I might as well give the old posting function a whirl. Looks like it still works. Success!
So while I had personal weblogs on the brain, I decided to see if Livejournal 1) still existed and 2) had preserved my CLASSIC 2005-2008 exercise in vanity and delusion. To my excitement/embarrassment, both live! The internet really is forever, folks.
I’m not linking to said Livejournal here– though I’m confident you could find it, if you really wanted to– not because I’m horrified by the content (I mean, of course I am; every 19-year-old is dumb, and as much as I thought so at the time, I was not an exception), but because I want to try to a little blogging experiment: Reblogging my late-teens/early-20s self, Tumblr-style.
I’m not going to act like this is going to be a super-regular thing, because every time I do that, I disappear for years at a time, but I’m going to give it a solid try, starting with this. (I removed two dead links, but besides that and two brief notes, no edits.)
Date: January 30, 2005
Time: 11:22 pm
Mood: Hot [2014 note: I think I meant, like, heat-wise?]
Title: Take a chance, you stupid ‘ho. [Semi-relevant Gwen Stefani lyric!]
You’re all invited back into the life of Nicki- the abbreviated version.
I’ve received requests to start the journal site up again (very flattering, by the way), and after two weeks of magazine writing class, I’ve determined that it may be a good idea. Honestly, these journal things are great practice, and I’ve felt as though my writing’s been suffering since I gave up the Blurty over two months ago.
Now, as for what to expect from this site…I’m not planning on maintaining this on a nearly-daily basis as I did with the Blurty, and you should probably expect far less trivial bullshit than before. As entertaining as it may have been, I need to work on making my writing less self-centered and more…worldly. Expect more rants, more political/social commentary, and far less “I’m soooooooooo drunk…my boyfriend is sooooooooo cuuuuuute”. My goal is to combine my professional writing blog with my personal blog and my political blog. So basically, what we should have here is a blog conglomerate. My life, as well as yours, should get a million times simpler.
There you have it. Welcome back.*
Now, I don’t want to give it all away, but hold on to your butts– lots of trivial, bullshit drunk posts ahead.