So apparently 2019 is the year of the personal site. So was 2018, and probably 2017 and 2016. But in 2019 it’s probably more pertinent, given the recent downfall of Tumblr and Medium struggling to stay relevant and whatever happened to LiveJournal after the Russians bought it, anyway? I had an LJ account and spent almost a decade recording my thoughts and the details of my life there before people drifted away, with most of them ending up on Facebook. I thought about Medium but isn’t that where tech bros go to give hot takes? And Tumblr just… yeah. Never mind.
Anyway, here I am, rebuilding my personal site after many years of dormancy. And this time I’ve got a blog to write down my thoughts, of which I’ve had many lately. Though most of my potential audience lives on Facebook, it’s not exactly the best place to show off your writing.
True story: I once made a long post about a dead coworker and, because Facebook required long posts to have titles, I titled it “I don’t like titles.” And someone decided to reply with “why don’t you like titties?” Which, besides showcasing that this person is an idiot, also illustrates why Facebook is just a poor place for writing. Despite the fact that a bulk of our society’s communication is written now, no one really writes. I’m not going to change that with a simple blog, but I can certainly do myself a favor by creating an outlet to get out the random trains of thought that haunt me so.
And it’s just so much better with an audience.
Hello. My name is Kris Naudus. I am a writer and an editor. I’ve written news articles, editorials, reviews and even video game strategy guides. I’ve edited books, posts and TV scripts. I’d like to write a novel some day. But I need to put the work in. I need to write. So here we are. Let’s see where this thing takes us.