Saturday, February 18, 2012

WordyDoodles Reboot!

What WordyDoodles is:
Image by Flickr user Kristina B

I loved the idea of keeping the blog wide open to almost any point of discussion. I liked the idea of continuing to share personal parenting stories. But I realized that as enticing as it is to think about maintaining an all-things-to-all-people-including-me blog, to write that blog is a lot less enticing.

So WordyDoodles is becoming a more focused space. Less tumblr (which I love), more blogger. If you're into topline summary, skip the below and go to the "What We Write About" page. For the details, right below tells you what we're drilling down on:
  1. Politics. This will be mostly opinion on what's current. I want to hear your opinion, too. Don't worry if you are not an expert. I am not an expert. Busy people, sleep-deprived new parents, and people who don't follow politics zealously are still absolutely encouraged to comment. We all are affected by decisions our lawmakers make, so we should have a space to muse and think "out loud" (or, ahem, wordydoodle) about these decisions and our opinions.
  2. Art and style. This includes design of all kinds- architecture, clothing, etc. Beautiful things we create. This is sometimes going to overlap with politics because it's also about how we see things, how we perceive things, how we present ourselves and how we communicate when we do it beautifully, which to me is the epitome of style no matter what you are wearing.
  3. Immigrant perspectives. This is mostly my perspective as a daughter of immigrants, on any topic. I want to highlight it specifically as a WordyDoodles focus because I just don't often see things approached from this perspective and I wish I did. If you're not sure what this means, don't sweat it. It will become clear as we blog along. This topic also might intersect with politics, but not as heavily as you might think. Maybe not much at all. This focus is included more to give voice to places where immigrant voices and second generation voices are not part of the conversation at all, where it seems they've been forgotten: much of mainstream media, pop culture, traditional news outlets. It's been a while since Slumdog Millionaire, right?
So that's where we're headed. I'm thrilled to be blogging more again. I've missed it. I can't wait to talk with you all.

P.S. To that end, I'm going to be writing mostly at night and on weekends, posting during the day, and answering comments at night. So if it's a little while before I answer, never fear! I'm coming to reply.