I often ponder this space. What needs improving? Is the blog even necessary? What can I do to better serve our community? No matter how much I kick it around, I have zero conclusions.
But, I believe indecision freezes a person. If I thought about everything indefinitely, no progress would be made. It's better to pick a direction than stagnate. So, let's roll.
1. I updated the "About/FAQ" and "Submissions" pages this week for clarity. They reflect the choice to include disabled/neurodivergent creatives of all spots and stripes. I also expanded the types of things I'll consider for the blog! If you have questions, feel free to contact me.
2. I will be altering the criteria for applicants in our mentor program in the coming weeks. Mentees with advanced degrees will no longer be completely excluded.
3. I, Jennifer Ruth Jackson, will only write two blog posts a month at most. I'm hoping work and posts from contributors will fill the weeks I don't, but if it doesn't happen... it just doesn't.
4. I'm going to be approaching certain artists this year. There are so many creative people in our community doing incredible work, and I want to highlight it all. Of course, I'm a chicken, so this makes me exceedingly nervous. They can't all refuse, right?