Process Post #3: Sorting it Out

If you’ve read my previous Process Posts, I anticipate that you’re probably thinking to yourself, “What is she overthinking about this time?”. Well, let me tell you.

Am I a messy person? Hesitantly, yet admittedly, yes. Yes, I am. 

Now you can imagine how thinking about how to organize my content makes me feel. 

A little bit here, a little bit there

Just to set the scene in case any of you are new here, this blog was created as part of my coursework for an introductory publishing course, PUB 101, also referred to as POSIEL (Publication of Self in Everyday Life). Don’t feel bad if you couldn’t figure out the acronym right away, it also took me a hot minute. 

This leads me to the core of my contemplation for the past couple of days—how to house my coursework without it looking like coursework. It may seem silly, but I don’t want anyone to come across my new online home and immediately assume that this was made solely for schooling. Not to drop the L-bomb too early or anything, but I truly enjoy putting out this content, so we’re out here for both kicks and credits. 

So far, Moods & Mixtapes is broken up into three sections—Home, About Me, and Play When…. Short and simple (I’m unashamedly a big fan of the Magic 3).

So in another attempt to organize my life in some way, these were my attempts to come up with a new category to inconspicuously settle my Pub 101 content. 

Refresh the home page to find out what I settled on after much deliberation.

She is a thing of… the Internet

While it seems like I’ve been thinking solely about my online presence this week, being offline has also been a topic in question à la Craig Mod. In his article, “How I Got My Attention Back”, Mod reflects on his trip off-the-grid to unplug from his Internet-intense lifestyle. Do I respect his experience? Yes. Would I be able to do it? Probably not. Well, maybe. 

Anyone who knows me fairly well knows that the chances of me reading your messages promptly are up in the air. 50/50 at best. Not because I’m trying to avoid you, but simply because I don’t carry my phone with me all the time. My phone is not my lifeline. But not being able to have access to the Internet for a month? No thank you, sir. 

I think my hesitation is due to the fact that I’m not sure what I would do without Internet access. What would I do? How would I pass the time? Heck, I don’t even remember a time when I didn’t turn to a device for entertainment. And to be frank, I’m not too sure I want to find out.

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