Alright guys. I’m going to try something here. It’s bold. It’s brash. It’s!…not really any of those things, but should be a mighty good exercise. I’m going to post a weekly internet roundup. And call it Internet Exploring. (Get it? GET IT?) This really *is* exercise for me because I’m very bad at deadlines, and not much for routines, either.
Here’s the deal: every Wednesday, I’ll pop in here with a little summary post of some of my favourite things on the Internet. The world certainly doesn’t need another roundup post, but I really do want to get back into writing/blogging more regularly, and this seems an easy way to do just that. Plus, it means all the time I spend looking at my phone might just benefit somebody else! Every week, I’ll share links in the categories below.
So stop in once a week to see all the things Julie Van…
Can Read: This will usually be a long read of sorts. An article, essay, or reflection that was worth my time, and hopefully worth yours.
Can Laugh at: The internet is full of funnies! Who knew?
Can Follow: A person I think you should follow. Might be a snapchatter, might be a blogger, might be a writer (…is probably a snapchatter.)
Can Cook: I solemnly swear to share recipes I’ve actually made more than once. They will probably not be gluten free. They will probably involve cheese.
Can Stream: Really, this is when I’ll just pass along all the good podcast recommendations my sister Adele gives me.
Can Buy: I don’t online shop much, but when I do, I’ll blog about it!
Can Meme: This is where I will participate in whatever might be the internet fad of the week. Like when everyone made those dancing elf videos! Or posted no-makeup selfies! (Which, BTW, won’t ever happen here, because those high school acne scars are DEEP.)
Alright then! Heeeere we go! Well, not yet. But heeeeere we go tomorrrroooow!
OH AND ONE MORE THING: I think I’m going to make segment this a Tiny Letter too. I don’t know entirely how they work, but it seems like all the people I like best on the Internet are doing it. This has been, so far, very good advice to follow, with the exception of those weird three weeks when people said Ello would be a thing. It definitely was not a thing. Although, ack, I don’t know if people reuse their blog content for their Tiny Letters…whatever. Sign up here and we will figure it out together!