Anonymous asked: Why do you have a tumblr?
(wow, way to go tumblr telling me someone asked me something.)
i started this tumblr as another project called “english critic” wherein i offered a critique of my dictionary app’s word of the day, most of which were obnoxious words of the type people use to make themselves feel smarter than the rest of us proles. i have since abandoned this project; the writing style grew weary and monotonous, and as a tumblr non-native my audience seemed small.
of course, none of that answers your question. i left the purpose of this tumblr deliberately vague because i didn’t have an idea for a purpose. (i still don’t. i’ve been debating shutting it down.) i don’t quite fit in to the tumblr sphere: i don’t get fangeeky, i don’t care for .gifsets, i don’t like reblogging things because “feels.” i’m still getting the hang of things here, and this site may not suit my needs. i certainly get far more information from twitter, yet i feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of information and find myself skimming past too much for my comfort. what i really want is a blog – but i don’t like the blog format. what i really want is a glob, which is an idea i had that i haven’t implemented yet. we’ll see if i ever get to it.
i want a place for long-form writing. a space to write down ideas longer than 140 characters. lately i have been neglecting this space for personal reasons. my goal was to say interesting things, to expound upon ideas, and occasionally to reblog things with some added insight and commentary. i can get a pretty convincing rant going when people hit the right topic; i’d like to share a few of them with more than just friends who already agree with me.
i don’t know if i’ve answered your question. i’d kind of like to know who was asking, though, so if you don’t mind telling i can keep a secret.