I have officially reached the point in my three-month sabbatical when I’ve googled “Automattic sabbatical” to find blog posts written by my colleagues about their own time off from work. Writing about one’s sabbatical—either before, during, or after—isn’t necessarily a job requirement, but it’s encouraged. I already sensed what the gist of these posts wouldContinue reading “Embracing Idleness (Or, Notes from Sabbatical, Week 7)”
On communication, introversion, and being underwhelming in person.
Notes on editing, writing, and working — and a Q&A with writer Richard Gilbert, who recently published “Why I Hate My Dog” on Longreads.
I read the internet. I’m supposed to care. Or react. Or feel inspired. But I don’t. It could be apathy. It could be that I’m in the wrong place. * * * I’ve been doing a better job shutting off lately. The move into this little house has helped. Before, the screen was something more. A portal?Continue reading “Misplaced”