Moving to Medium + Patreon

Hello folks!

I know longtime readers are probably wondering what exactly I’ve been up to during this time, and there’s several answers to this.

First, the most obvious one, school! I’ve been out and about taking care of my schoolwork on a routine basis.

Second, for quite some time the blog has been relatively stagnant and getting followers has been difficult to do. I feel that becoming popular…or at least more popular on this platform is going to be an uphill battle.

I had planned to do a long form article about the failure of capitalism, but I fear that few will read or respond to it.

Upon asking some close friends, I decided that moving platforms to Medium was the best approach.

So, what’s going to happen now? Well, for starters, I’m going to be moving some of my best articles over to Medium and re-vamping them or producing follow ups.

For now, here’s a sample of what you can expect!

https://link.medium.com/k0weALR2NV

Other than that, I have also started a Patreon. You can fund my work here: https://www.patreon.com/Dgjournalist

Finding Love and Intimacy on the Spectrum

I did some housekeeping recently, tossing out old posts that I did in the days when I put up stuff on a daily basis. This was initially for the purposes of having daily content ready, making a reliable schedule.

This was a mistake. I can certainly produce one solid article per week, but in aggregate I ended up having to toss out much of these because they hid articles that I wanted people to read. One series of articles that got deleted dealt with my experience in dating.

Much has changed, so much so that simply adding a new article isn’t going to help. My attitude on the entire subject has shifted, though not as completely as one may think. And of course, now that Rebby and I have been together happily for six months I can say that this phase of my life is over.

In my life, I have held serious doubts about my ability to perform in certain aspects of life, things like finishing school, holding down a job, or falling in love with a romantic partner. Neurotypical friends, well meaning as they were, didn’t understand my anxieties.

Some of these things were easier to accept than others. I regained my confidence with my triumphant return and successful completion of my degree at CCBC. I found out I could do journalism really well and kickstarted a freelance writing career. But dating and relationships? That was another story.

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Seeing From Beyond the Abyss

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For quite some time, I had been dealing with depression. While I still have moments of doubt, for the most part, stability has been achieved. Even the low moments are relatively high in absolute terms. I’m in a good place, and I want to dissect this journey so that I can perhaps help someone else navigate through their own struggles.

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Plato’s Digital Cave

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Admittedly, summer has been particularly slow in regards to blog content. Perhaps it’s the lazy days of the season that make writing out of reach for me, or possibly because I just didn’t have much going on that warranted a blog post. However, that has changed.

I’m going to talk about World of Warcraft and game addiction. More specifically, my own experiences with the game and what happened as a result.

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Can’t Spin This

fidget-spinner-2329469_1920Now that I’ve managed to recuperate from post-exam exhaustion, it’s time for me to return to the blogosphere. I have a lot to talk about, and today I want to start with something topical.

I have seen the fidget spinner craze, and there’s been a lot of discussion on the toy in question and I want to approach a byproduct of that craze. Shortly after the fad took off, I saw the occasional odd post that voiced outrage at how neurotypicals were taking a toy meant for the disabled and making it impossible for the disabled to use due to the bans put into place after fidget spinners became popular and overused in the classroom.

These posts didn’t sit well with me. While the people who shared them probably just did so reflexively (which I admittedly find troubling, but somewhat understandable), it was because something unexpected happened.

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