Now that the announcement is official, let's talk about the big news I've been sitting on for a month or so now:
I have joined the team over at Nerds of a Feather. I'll be blogging there a handful of times each month as part of their regular rotation of writers.
"But Joe", you ask me, "you barely post anything over here. Why should we expect that you'll be writing any more over there?"
Well, because I told The G that I would.
"You've also told us that you would be blogging on a more regular basis and look how that ended up."
That's true, and I'll own up to the fact that I've struggled with my motivation to write about much of anything that wasn't the Hugo Awards and now that we're in the off season my productivity has dropped. But it's like this - I'm really excited for the chance to be writing for someone else and being part of something a bit bigger than this little blog I've been running for the past eleven years.
"So, you're leaving us. Is that it?"
Not exactly. I expect to still do some writing here.
"Like, as much....excuse us, as little as you've been doing already."
"That was sarcastic."
I know, but there's no need for me to be rude. Listen - this is going to be awesome because you're going to get overall MORE writing from me AND you might just get exposed to some other awesome writers if you're not already following Nerds of a Feather - which you should be.
Are we good?"
"I guess, but it's just that I'm a little lonely over here."
Oh, lone reader, I'm sorry! I promise I'll link to most of my stuff over there so you don't miss any of it! And! You can join the community over there, too! I'll still post some stuff here anyway. It's been eleven years, we can't say goodbye yet, can we?
"I guess not."
That's the spirit! Let's do this thing! I've got a great essay coming up in just a couple of days. You'll love it, Lone Reader!