I’ve never really been one to keep up with a blog. It’s funny, being a writer and all, that I can’t, or won’t, make time for one, but there it is. Maybe this time it’ll catch. Perhaps I have enough to say lately to keep it rolling for a while. “Cigarettes & Propaganda” has been created and maintained *many* different times, but, I have to say… this one is… the prettiest?
I find that I write in personal blogs more often when I have no other outlet for whatever is banging around in my head, and, right now, there seems to be a lot. I’ve got several new jobs lined up, presuming they fall into place. My day job is on the upswing too, as is my girlfriend who has taken up “extreme couponing”, it seems. You should certainly follow her on Twitter @AYearInSavings and watch her video blogs once they go live. She’ll save you a buck or two. Who can really ask for anything more out of this life?
As for me, I’ll be writing for basically anyone willing to throw some bones my way, and some that won’t. I’ve got my irregular freelance reviewing gig at Joystiq.com, and I’ll also be contributing quite a bit to SideQuesting.com. If you don’t read those site, you should – not just for me, but because good people work there, and they love what they do. They’re excellent writers, and I’m proud to have my name bandied about in the same conversations. Other than that, I may still have a few tricks up my sleeve. We’ll see who takes the bait.
I hope that we can establish a rapport here. I’m likely to talk about anything and everything. Nothing is off the table. Since this is “my house”, I would love to get into conversations or debates or even the occasional shouting match with you readers in the comments section. When I write for other people, I never partake in the comments. I *read* them, and cry a little, but I never respond. That won’t be the case here. I’ll gladly defend my opinions or bend over and take it or simper or laugh or cry in *this* place. I’m excited to shoot the shit.
I won’t make any bones about it, folks. This site is going to be super Mike heavy. It’s mine. It’s where I’ll promote my shit. It’s where I’ll promote other people’s shit that I like. It’s where I’ll talk about video games and movies and t.v. and books and music and comic books and theatre and writing and religion and politics and sports and anything else that may strike my fancy. That’s what this blog is for. InB4 “You’re so fucking full of yourself, dude.”. I KNOW. You came to MY HOUSE. I still love you, just stop clawing the furniture. Biiiiitches.
So here we are. Welcome to Cigarettes & Propaganda. I’m really glad you’re here. Let’s cause some trouble, shall we?