So lately I've been struggling to find a place for this blog in my life, or perhaps more accurately, a place for my life in this blog. I think that the nature of blogging is to try to maintain a unified topic or theme that ties posts together. I've always tried to regard each post here as one more piece of evidence in support of some sort of greater thesis. Since coming to college, however, I've come to the realization that packing vast amounts of information into a tidy thesis isn't always possible, nor is it necessarily desirable. Furthermore, eight-weeks of immersion in academia has me questioning if I am even qualified at this point in my life to draw broad conclusions about anything. My brain has been nuked by the h-bomb of context, and though I don't mind, it makes blogging on a consistent theme difficult.
Cliché inner-turmoil aside, I like writing! I like having this blog as a place to put the things I think about, and I gain a lot of perspective from the feedback readers (that's you) volunteer. As a result, I've decided to abandon my typical model of blogging and start using Teenagerie as a venue for generalized thoughts on everything. What this means for you is that you can expect fewer posts on advertising and Big Issues, and a greater emphasis on experiences and personal introspection. I swear to God that I don't mean "personal introspection" in some sort of pretentious, brooding Livejournal way. My goal for this blog from here on out is to provide an entertaining and realistic account of one person's attempt to come of age successfully. Whatever that even means.
For visual learners, I have created this graphic to indicate where I hope future posts will put Teenagerie on the map of "coming of age" stories. Placement is subjective and does not imply any sort of value judgement. Just kidding. Laguna Beach sucks.
Looking forward to entering the big, scary future with you all,