This is my blog. (Check one-two. Sibilance. Is it on?)
How come? Why now?
I know I’m eight or nine years late starting one. All this time I had the only outlet I ever needed, writing for the Washington Post’s Style section about darn near anything I wanted, for 700,000 or so paying customers who get the print edition and millions of unpaying, deadbeat customers online. When the Post was starting far too many blogs in the mid-‘00s, I carped in an in-house memo that none of the paper’s writers should be blogging at all; we should be writing stories that are blogged about. I also have enormous issues about writing for free.