So I moved. This blog used to be on Tumblr, but I decided to to bring it over to WordPress.com. Mostly because, uh, I work here now.
I’ve been kind of quiet for a while, so let me catch you up. Up until May, I was working for the feds, doing work for HealthCare.gov. It was okay, but government work wasn’t my favorite.
My buddy Dennis, who I met writing at Cracked.com, recommended I apply for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. I gave it a shot because it sounded like a great job, but, frankly, I wasn’t sure if I had much of a chance.
Then, I got an e-mail. They wanted to talk to me! And then they wanted to do a follow-up. And then they offered me a four to six week trial. And then they asked me to stay on full-time.
So now I work here, and it made sense to move my blog over and try to work more from the user side as well as the employee side. (Weird Shit Blog is staying on Tumblr because I’ve got way too many followers to ditch that.)
I imported some of my Tumblr posts over. Not all of them. The old site’s still there, if you give a shit.
As for writing stuff, I’ve put my freelancing on hold to focus on the new job. I’m still working on my short story collection, Other Gods. Did you know that writing fiction is super fucking hard when you haven’t done it for a couple of years and people have been paying you to write non-fiction instead? Because it is.
I wanted to finish Other Gods for Weird Shit Blog’s fifth anniversary (7/6/15). That’s looking super unlikely, unless I somehow find a way to go back in time. (Believe me, I feel like a huge asshole for not having it finished yet, especially because some people have already paid me for it.)
I’ll be writing here, though. I’m thinking of bringing back my “I’ve Never Seen…” series that I was doing at Film School Rejects. It didn’t bring a ton of traffic, but I ain’t give no fucks ’bout traffic round here. I watched the second Indiana Jones movie a few weeks ago (for this column at Cracked) and had Thoughts (tm) about it.
I’ve got some other ideas I can dig back out, too. Things that felt too long for Tumblr, but would work fine here. Terrible, disgusting things. Okay, probably not. But maybe?