Might as well dive in. I started this blog for a few reasons:
- To have a place to put some pieces I’ve been chipping away at (and motivation to finish and publish those pieces).
- To force myself to write more regularly.
- To be less terrible at and uncomfortable with self-promotion.
I haven’t really found my beat yet, but I suppose that’s a perk to writing for yourself (for free): you don’t have to dig into a single niche. I like writing about music, language, media, and some current events, which is consistent with my liberal-arts background: I studied Chinese in undergrad and Spanish in grad school, I almost accidentally minored in music in college, and I am more of a dabbler than an expert (hence, no beat). At the moment, I work in PR at my day job, where I landed after a short stint in tech.
We’ll see how this evolves. I hope you enjoy my blog(viation).