A new place to write

I've started writing on Medium.

Before, when I had something I wanted to write about, I'd post it here. Usually my posts would get decent traction (and then there was that time that Kotaku had a slow Friday and published an article about one of my blogs.) Most people who come here, though, are people who know me or my friends, and you guys can hear me pontificate about what I write about over a beer or on Mumble. 

So I started writing on Medium. 

I write about work issues and philosophies, tech, women's issues, hobbies, current events: the normal stuff you'd see me writing about before. Right now, I'm publishing about once a week, and so far I've had some really good pick up and positive feedback on my work, which has been really motivating for me to keep going. Medium Staff has even recommended a couple of my articles, making me feel like I'm headed in the right direction. I'm an English and Creative Writing major, after all: it's about time I started holding myself accountable to publish stuff regularly. 

I'll still be writing over here but it will be increasingly personal bloggish type stuff. I'll leave the Big Topics for Medium - and I hope you come read them. Tell me what you liked, what you didn't like, and tell me what you want to hear more of. (Seriously. I need topics. Please send help.) 

Social media: A grammarian's personal circle of hell

If you are a writer, a reader, or someone who cares at all about the English language, social media probably annoys the shit out of you on a daily basis. The internet is rife with it's/its, they're/their/there, and other grammatical errors that people really should know better than to make.

While my personal pet peeve revolves around the proper use of "less" and "fewer", today we're going to talk about punctuation (and the importance of it.)

Enter our champion: the Badger Football twitter feed.

On social media.

Recently, people have been talking a lot about social media and, frankly, the term has quite the bad reputation. As someone who makes a living off things that include social media, I often jump into these debates and someone on the internet asked me to write up my thoughts on the topic. I have many thoughts, so I'm keeping this one general: I could go off on emerging media, experiential and interactive marketing, or even experimental marketing - likewise, I could rant for hours about the value of community and how it's morphed and grown immensely in importance over the past few years. But today, I'm keeping it simple, and I'm talking about "social media" as a generality. Consider this my starting rant (although I hope I'm not too ranty, or worse, preachy). If you like it, let me know if you want to hear more (and what you want to hear more of).