So, I want to start off by apologizing for the unannounced break I’ve taken from social media. I’ve been scrolling a bit, liking and sharing here and there, but haven’t been posting nearly as much as I used to. I’m terribly sorry for that because you guys come here for content and it just hasn’t been there for you.
But! Next order of business. I’m looking to do a pretty big episode for the podcast to 1) Make up for not posting in February, and 2) To tackle a really difficult topic with writing and with the state of the world. I want to tackle writing about tragedy and grief.
A lot of people have been jumping on the Ukraine popularity train for multiple reasons, not all of them in support of Ukraine. I am running a bit of a freelance promotion right now where I’ll donate part of the commission price (you set it, minimum of 25%) to the IRC. However. I’ve seen people use the hashtags meant to garner support for Ukraine as a means of promoting their products which are completely unrelated.
I want to say this makes me sick. It really does. Yes, you want to use popular hashtags for SEO and algorithm benefits. But keep your tags relevant and do not. DO. NOT. Use tags meant to support others in need to promote an unrelated product. It’s unethical, immoral, and wrong.
I’m looking for someone to guest star on the podcast with me for this episode, but I do have some guidelines. I want someone who has written/researched about tragedy or grief, its effects on the brain, or perhaps even someone trained in psychology relating to the grieving process. I do not want to spread misinformation about this kind of thing due to what’s going on with the world right now.
Anyway. After that heavy discussion. This blog post will (hopefully) hold you over until I can get the podcast recorded and uploaded. Until then, take care of yourselves as needed, watch the dumb cat videos to give yourself some good feels, and take a break from social media as needed.