If we were having coffee, I would suggest we walk to the cafe nearby, maybe grab a pastry as we sit outside. More and more I am appreciating this area we’re in, and I’m especially enjoying the sounds. Sure, there are cars at times, but it’s not a high-traffic area, especially in the evening. And aside from the stay fire truck (the fire station in 5 or 6 blocks away), we hear riverboats and church bells most of the time. On occasion it’s like being in a different era, and it’s not something I mind in the least….Though I must say that I’m glad I live in the time of air conditioning!
I would tell you, as we sat and listening to the church bells and river boats, that I am a bit sad to say goodbye to this iteration of Part-Time Monster. Some of my favorite writing has been published here, and I’ve had so many fantastic conversations. And although I intend to do those, and although I’m mostly just changing hosts, this is still a bit of a goodbye. Changing the focus of the blog means saying goodbye to one of my favorite features, Monster Mondays, and letting go of some of the features like Top Ten Tuesday that I considered bringing back.
But letting those things go is ultimately in the best interest of the blog and my writing in general. The new Part-Time Monster will include content that is much more personal in nature—primarily about my sexuality and gender have complicated and are complicated by my experiences in small-town Mississippi, but also about my life now that I have been diagnosed with bipolar type 2.
I’ll still be writing about pop culture and about monsters and all kinds of other things. Sometimes that content will appear here, especially when it relates to my focus. Mostly, though, (and I’ve very happy to say this!) that content will go to Comparative Geeks. I’ll be posting there as a contributor once the new site opens (they’re moving too!). I’ll also be posting some more political pieces at Field of Letters, a site owned and edited by a former colleague and featuring a lot of smart ladies talking about awesome things.
And as for the coffee share…Things are just going to get better! I’m going to be making a few changes, starting this one—the coffee share is moving to Fridays! In order to give us an extra 24 hours to link-up and share, I’m going to post my coffee share with the link-up on Friday mornings, 8 a.m. U.S. CT. It will still be open until 11:55 p.m. U.S. CT on Sundays. The coffee share has a new Twitter account, which I’ll be using to share coffee posts and retweet those who are joining in the coffee share on Twitter.
For now, I’m off to work on the site a bit more. On Monday, I’ll post the new URL. Between now and then, I’ll be following and retweeting and liking on Facebook and Twitter!
Link up your posts below, just please follow our few little rules!
1. Posts should be framed as a chat over coffee or some other beverage.
2. Posts should be current (written within the week).
3. Links go on the link-up, not in the comments section.
4. Comment and share each others’ posts using #weekendcoffeeshare on Facebook and Twitter!