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A New Year, A New Start

I’ve been seeing a lot of year-in-review posts and, since I’ve been thinking about restarting this blog, I figured I’d do one of my own (not that I’ve kept very good track of anything…). 2014 was a very stressful year for me. My PTSD and depression brought me to an all-time low, which greatly effected…

Stress Relief

I’m working my way through some tough depression, stress, and anxiety. Right now, I have a lot of triggers: my career choice (thanks to my father), some OCD-type things, and a number of PTSD-related issues. Usually, I get so wound up after getting triggered that I can’t do anything. I sit staring at a wall,…

Maintaining an Active Blog

What’s the trick behind maintaining an active blog? Writing. I have a hard time with this for a number of reasons. Rather than going into that, here’s my plan for getting this blog off the ground and giving it fresh content daily. Book reviews – I’m volunteering with Strange Horizons as a web master and…

A Writing Tip

One of the things I’ve been meaning to do is write more every day. I’ve tried blogging, but that can be cumbersomely public. I’ve tried journaling by hand, but medical issues prevent that day-to-day. But, I did find something that, for the last couple of days, seems to have helped increase my writing productivity. Months…

A New Job

Back in April, I was offered a golden opportunity: start a trial contract with Automattic, Inc. If you don’t know, Automattic is a company founded by Matt Mullenweg, who co-founded WordPress (the software that runs this blog). Automattic support WordPress.com, as well as some of the core developers of WordPress.org, and a variety of other…