While Thanksgiving has passed here in the U.S., I am grateful every day of the year to all of you who are reading these words.
Whether you just read my recaps or are a frequent commenter, have just found the site or have been with me since we were all much, much younger, I am so appreciative!
I fell in love with writing in journalism class in high school, thanks to a wonderful teacher, and thus I’ve always thought about my writing as being for other people to read—and then discussing and/or debate with me. So thanks for making this all possible.
I’m especially grateful to those who support reality blurred—and thus independent content, and me!—via Patreon or an upgraded newsletter subscription (where you can now choose any amount to contribute, and choose monthly or annually).
I understand that for many people, contributing just isn’t possible, especially right now. That’s okay! My writing here will remain free and open for as long as I produce it.
After all, my primary reason for starting this site remains my primary reason for continuing it: sharing my love—and occasional frustration!—for this weird and amazing genre of television.
Help me make reality blurred better in 2023!
As this year comes to an end, I’ll be doing my annual reflection, thinking about what’s worked and what hasn’t, and what I’d like to accomplish.
I don’t really love setting super-specific goals—that’s never worked for me—but I do try to set directions and intentions for the year. I particularly love Gretchen Rubin’s one-word theme approach.
It looks like 2023 will be the first full year of reality blurred being my full-time gig, as I took leave of my day job, teaching at a university, as of this summer. (I love teaching and helping people with their writing too much to stop entirely, so I’ll still be working with writers one-on-one.)
reality blurred turned 22 years old this past summer, and I’m especially interested in thinking about what its next phase will look like. Maybe that means just doubling-down on what I’m already doing; maybe it means adding new voices to these pages; maybe that’s something completely different. I’m not sure yet!
Anyway, that’s what’s on my mind. I’d love to know what’s on yours.
Please share your thoughts, about both my work and reality TV, using this fun Google form. The answers are anonymous, and will only be used to help me keep growing this space.