Forget what I’m writing. Here’s what I’m reading.
Otaku Journalist is now accepting guest posts. I was definitely inspired by Charles Dunbar’s Identity Project.
It’s an experiment. Let’s see what happens.
Just posted my weekly links, including one about my new favorite not-anime.
I don’t have any weird neck scars, vampire bites, etc. I just really like scarves, OK?
With that out of the way, check out the vlog I did in place of a blog post.
Posted a week’s worth of linkspam on Otaku Journalist. Featuring: a cosplay photojournalism project, well designed anime charts, and a little known geeky secret of Northern VA.
It doesn’t bother me very much when I get sick during the winter—it makes sense to come down with something when it’s cold out. But feeling gross when it’s a gorgeous day outside is so much worse!
New post on my blog. If I don’t get shit for this, I don’t know anything I could do that would.
I think everything said here is pretty darn true. Though I would add that in some cases *coughminecough* money is a SEVERELY limiting factor. Though the job search issue touches on that, my dream job involves creating my own art and you have to spend a heck of a lot of your own money to get anybody to pay you to do that. And usually if you want to retain any creative control.
If it were me, I’d definitely interview people who have succeeded in that business model. When I was an aspiring reporter, I interviewed journalist Brian Raftery, who writes about pop culture for Wired. I really wanted to know how he convinced a publication to actually pay for him to meet the Insane Clown Posse and document juggalo culture. So now I know.
My blogging experiment– in which I’ve given myself just three topics to write about until further notice- has been a success so far. I’ve already blogged more this week than in the last two weeks. Here’s my two latest columns:
That’s right, I broke my one month silence. Two posts in two days!
What helped me snap out of it was realizing that each post does not need to achieve perfection. All that matters is that I keep putting myself out there.