Blog Warming


Well, here I am, in a new place. Or, at least, that’s what I hope to be able to say one day in the near future.

So, more accurately, here my blog is in a new place—metonymicalpen.com.  It was a ridiculously confusing decision to make, plagued by Google’s move to become an overlord of the internet on the one side and WordPress minimalism on the other. I am a lot of things—minimalist may not be one of them. I don’t feel visually at home here, but I have a vague sense of being better off. For starters, I’m pretty sure, since I foolishly signed the blanket user’s agreement, blogger has the right to my organs should the whim arise to come and fetch them. Who could write absent minded catch-up prose with the specter of some corporate kidney hunter hanging over the tagged-for-convenient-censorship url at the top of the page?

It’s true to say that I loved the way my original hyper-real studio looked more than this one, but it is more important to me that the page works. So, now, I hope anyone who wants to can comment, join, follow by email, and at the very least, find me. That is, I hope everyone can find me except the spammers who haunt Google pages, somehow making invisible but bountiful cash for clicks.

And it’s refreshing in a way, this move, because moving is one of my most present goals. Somehow, it would be a much easier decision in real life than in blog-life, if only the reality were not so heavy and awkwardly substantial. Furniture, pets, rent, child, jobs. Details that don’t respond to widget placement.

For now, it’s my blog that has moved. Good, I am willing to be led by word and picture.

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About metonymicalpen

I earned an M.F.A. from Goddard College in 2013. Since then, my work has received the 2013 Beacon Street Prize in Short Fiction and the 2014 John Steinbeck Short Fiction Award. My stories have appeared in REED, reDivider, The Concho River Review, Sou'wester, Moon City Review, and elsewhere. Currently, I live in the desert with my family , but I am trying to move us closer to water. We need an ocean to float all of our ideas.
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2 Responses to Blog Warming

  1. Judith says:

    Happy new blog home. I agree that it isn’t as pleasing to the eye, but I’m actually responding where and when I want..and that alone is worth alot. I believe others will think so, too.

  2. Judith W says:

    It is the access to reply that is important. You will add the beauty!

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