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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Mission Statement

[We continue our admin fortnight with day two.

As is usual for the start of January here at Writing About Writing, there are about to be a lot of admin-flavored posts. This is the time of year I go through all those tabs up at the top of the blog and revise all of them with updated information. If you like seeing under the hood of blogging, you might enjoy.

Today's "bundle" is our mission statement. (I've cleaned up each of the three parts––they each link out to their own quick description.]

This was my original mission statement:

The Mission of this Blog is to provide a place that will facilitate my ability to:

1-Be able to say, “I was just writing about that in my blog” in that really pretentious way that only bloggers can do. Preferably while holding a snifter of brandy and looking at someone through a monocle.

2-Satisfy my writerly exhibitionist need for feedback without the constant irritation of things like letters of rejection.

3-Be able to say, “I’m published” at cocktail parties as long as they don’t press too hard on how exactly I’m using the word “published.”

4-Be passive aggressive towards people who have slighted me in an internationally accessible medium. Also preferably while holding a brandy.

5- Have fans hanging off of me no matter where I go. Bloggers are the new rockstars.  That's what the dude at the Moleskine Journal Store assured me.

But I found this to be just a little bit too honest for most, so I’ll go with my second round of reasons. So here is the new and improved mission statement.

The mission of this Blog is to provide a place where I can (each is its own link):

1-Control What People See When They Search for Me on Google

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