Moving Forward

I’m still here!

Where have I been for the last two weeks?  Busy.  I’ve been busy with work.  I’ve been busy writing film reviews for Through the Shattered Lens.  I’ve also been busy thinking about what I want to do with this blog.  Even though the name of this blog is “Pop Politics,” I ever meant for it to be anything more than a personal blog.  Even when this blog briefly went viral last year, it was an accident.  The only reason I broke the news about Mad Magazine shutting down was because I thought everyone else in the world already knew.  If I had known no official announcement had been made, I wouldn’t have written a word.

Going viral and suddenly having thousands of people looking at this blog and my twitter account (even if it was for only three days) was not as pleasant an experience as you might expect.  In the first few hours after I posted the news about MAD, I had a lot of strangers accusing me of making stuff up.  Even worse were the people who seemed to blame me for the news.  And then there were the actual journalists who were pissed off that I (“some rando with a blog” as one of them put it) scooped them, even though that was never my intention.  For someone like me, that was a lot to deal with.

So, if this blog isn’t a political blog or a journalism blog, what is it?  It’s just a personal blog.  It’s a place for me to write about my day and record my thoughts.  If people want to read, that’s fine.  If they don’t, that’s fine too.  Not everyone wants or needs to be famous.  Not everyone is trying to build a brand.  Some of us just want a place to express ourselves.

This is my place.


Author: Jedadiah Leland

Film watcher, music lover, pop culture junkie. And you want to be my latex salesman?

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