Sunday, April 23, 2017

What should I do with this blog?

This blog used to have some art, some writing, and a bunch of self-indulgent excerpts from my old journals. The title of the blog was meant to be a parody of the by now ubiquitous typical hipster business name. I'm certainly going to restart blogging with a more narrow focus on the critical essays that are (in my opinion) my best writing and are the most important to me, but I'm not sure that I want that blog to be titled based on ironic self-parody. David Foster Wallace was, I believe, correct that ironic detachment is dead and needs to be replaced by a new kind of earnest outlook and style. The only advantage to keeping this blog name is that I already have a bit of a readership to build on.

I'll place a link here if I do end up blogging under a different name.