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The future of this blog!

 Hi all, it's been a very long time since I published anything here. Life got in the way -- but now I have a master's degree. Two master's degrees, in fact. And a heap of student loans, but let's not talk about that now!

I also began a patreon and a ko-fi. The Patreon keeps experiencing technical difficulties, and I don't find it user-friendly. The ko-fi platform is simpler but smoother, and has worked pretty well so far. I think that's what I will use primarily to blog from now on. I would like to maintain this site, but crossposting everything I do on two platforms feels a little overwhelming. I mean, I can barely make it to my paying job on time or remember to vacuum. I am trying to make things easier on myself, not harder!

The other thing is that this blog is attached to a name that I'm trying to phase out of using. I don't think that I want to use "Laura" online anymore, for a number of reasons. It's hard to figure out where to change it and how, but I've gotten it out of my Twitter handle to start with. Unfortunately, it's still in my ko-fi URL and on blogger. Oh well! I'll see what I can do about that.

Still, I like this blog and will continue to maintain it. I want it to be a nice, casual space. My job was declared essential and I haven't quarantined or gotten a real break since March. I think I need a place to chill out.

In the meantime, I'm really excited about a new blogpost series I'm starting on my ko-fi (ko-fi.com/lauraneedscoffee). It's about doing positive reviews for stuff I just really like because...idk, I just like gushing!

Stay safe and wear a mask if you go out! Bye.

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