But, I suppose it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that sometimes things have to change. And, usually in hindsight (my 20/20 foe), that’s a really good thing. Or at the very least, a chaotic neutral thing, which I can totally deal with.
Today, 2 big changes are happening at Broke207. The first should be obvious:
I’ve decided to capitalize like an adult.
I know this comes as a bit of a shock to all of you (or maybe you never noticed), but last week when the tampon post ended up getting 33,000+/- page views, A LOT of people said really terrible things about my grammar/puncuation/capitalization/general writing ability. And for the most part, I was ok with that.
Much like I don’t care for bananas (and haven’t eaten one since the early 80s), not everyone likes everything. It’ doesn’t mean that bananas aren’t full of potassium and fiber. It just means that someone’s dad used to make her eat car-temperature bananas when she was carsick, and now she can’t even hear someone eating one without gagging a little… Wait, where was I?
Oh yeah, people don’t like stuff and that’s ok. My jam isn’t for everyone (nor is everyone else’s jam for me). BUT, the one thing that did make me sad was this:
“I wish I could have read the article but I kept getting distracted by the fact that the author still hasn’t learned how to use capital letters.”
At least the people who thought it was stupid bothered to get through the whole thing. I just don’t like the idea that I’m being dismissed as an idiot or a poor writer by people who won’t even read what I have to say. And maybe that’s exactly the reason why those people should eat a bag of dicks. But, I also don’t want to give the world a reason to write me off. So maybe, (in addition to the haters needing to eat a big bag of dicks) that’s also why it’s also time for me to swim against my biological imperative and learn how to use capital letters.
The other change isn’t really entirely a change, but more of an added bonus value? Or something. This week I started a new writing gig over at at mainetoday.com. Broke207 is going to be living over there 2-3 days a week. That does not mean that broke207.com is going out of business. In fact, any time I want to write something really grossly inappropriate (for example, use the phrase “eat a bag of dicks”), I’ll have to do it here. Also, this will still be the home of IKEA Bus, and I’m considering bringing back the Weekend Pickthrough…
My hope is that having a regular gig at mainetoday will get me back on the writing wagon, which will mean more overall content in both places. More importantly than that, it will mean that I’m writing again at all, which I have sorely neglected over the last year, and sorely missed.
Also, since I’m contractually required to write 2-3 posts a week, I’m gonna need some material. What the hell should I write about?