So. There have been many weeks of me complaining about how I have sooo much to do in regards to a super secret project, and today, it has finally launched itself into existance.
Go ahead, click on that. It totally works. I made it myself.
It’s sort of a convoluted story, but a couple of months ago I was hanging out at the Accordian School in New London after the bars closed and got to talking with a guy I had seen around town but had never really met. He was talking about wanting to resurrect Scope Magazine, a locally printed lit mag that used to be really popular in New London and the surrounding towns. We talked for a few minutes about it (and I had never even heard of Scope Magazine before) and then Ian mentioned he wanted to get something set up on WordPress, a website – a digital edition.
So I said to him, oh yeah, I can totally do that. That will be fun.
The rest is history. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d hear from Ian after that night. I thought it was just a comment to just some guy I met. But then he contacted me on Facebook and was like, seriously? And I thought to myself, yeah. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for years. I’ve wanted to work on something big and important, and nothing every came up for me, and nothing that I tried to start on my own ever came to fruition. But here I am, the Managing Editor of an online literary magazine.
There were some bumps in the road. Mainly, I haven’t used WordPress much in a couple of years and I found that when I was working on designing the site and adding content I was getting pissed off and sick of doing it before the site even launched. Then, last week, yeah, last week just before we were supposed to launch, I emailed Ian and said something along the lines of:
You know what? If I’m going to do this, I want to do it right the first time. But more importantly, I want to enjoy doing it.
So, I switched to Squarespace. Because Squarespace is my jam.
There are kinks to work out. There is a ton of content to add. There are blogs to be created and images to be made and some branding to occur.. but it’s out there, my little baby, or really, the little baby I had with a stranger, Ian.
Dudes, I have a new job. Maybe one day, I’ll even get paid for it.