Housekeeping, and Heartfelt Thanks!
Today, my job was to begin streamlining this. And so I did, so I did. I’ve begun the process of trimming the fat and making the lot more legible and accessible. It’s all part of the process of… branding!
Ah, yes! Most important in this day and age. You are only as good as your by-line, as someone told me recently–recently being last night, and that someone being the inimitable and irrepressible Sandy Naiman, who writes the blog Coming Out Crazy on PsychCentral.
When Sandy speaks, you listen. You can’t help it. She’s passionate, committed, wise, and experienced. And she has no time for half measures: she tells it like it is. We had the most remarkable phone conversation (and I hate the phone!), one lasting several hours, during which she addressed a lot of the issues faced by yours truly as a neophyte blogger.
My biggest whoopsie? Until today, at no point did this blog even have my name on it! Such a policy would perhaps work for a diarist wishing to remain cloaked in emboldening anonymity–but for an activist… well, duh! This, I assure you, was an oversight. But alas, one of the many things in plain view I tend to have difficulty seeing…. This having been fixed, I shall shortly begin to address other things.
So big thanks to Sandy for making contact with me, for her advice, but most of all for her compassion and her belief in me. She figures I can take WunderNutbar places, and who I am I to doubt it? I know that she will be a source of information, advice, support and empathy as I travel this brambly cow path of a career. I’m glad to have made a new friend, a true friend!