Jan 17, 2019

The Giants' Club Blog

I’ve had a “News” section on my web site for a long time, but I don’t use it much, because there’s not an awful lot of news about the site. So I’m changing it to a blog section.

Am I really going to be updating a blog any more than I do a news page? Honestly, I don’t know. But here’s the reasoning: I do have things that I’d like to comment on occasionally, non-fiction things relating to macrophilia, furry, fandom, and even general culture and politics. But these things might not rise to the level of being “essays” on my web site, or at least perhaps shouldn’tI’d rather reserve those for evergreen topics. And Twitter and Mastodon aren’t particularly good for long, organized thoughts in my experience.

The last two essays I wrote, “Furry’s Alive and Well” and “The Sunk Fur Fallacy,” really should have been blog entries, I think. But I didn’t have a blog. Now I do.

Frankly, this is an experiment; it’s possible that I’ll only have something to say annually, which means that I might just be better off making essays after all. But the only way to find out is to try, right?

I should note that the site-building system that I’m using right now doesn’t have comments built in; I can bring back Disqus comments, but you can always just pass along comments and have a discussion by replying to me on Twitter or Mastodon.

Last but not least, the blog has its own RSS feed. (Well, technically an Atom feed, but “RSS” is slightly better known as a concept.) So you can follow along that way if you’d like, too.