I’ve been trying to reconcile why I started this in the first place. Why have this when I have something else on my website?
I realized it was the semantics. Those things I wrote weren’t blog posts, they were my essays. Essays have a more laudable output to me than a blog post. This is a blog post. Offhand comments, the “by the way’s” that’s worth clarifying but doesn’t have the lasting value as an essay.
Essays are loftier. They move me to tears, like Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. The height of my abilities as a writer, thus, far are in my newsletters which I put as essays there.
These are my notes, my raw thoughts, that I’m happy to share with you. It’s what blogs are for.