After a sojourn in the lands of cocktail writing, unexpectedly learning about estate management through a death in my family, and a couple years of having my life completely upended by a rare disease diagnosis, I'm returning to steady work on Discardia. It's been quite a ride so far, but I've learned and continue to learn so much that I want to share.
Works in progress:
- An updated Discardia.com
The first project, and I hope the quickest, will be migrating the website hosting from Typepad to WordPress.com.
Expect a slight change to the look of things and other small improvements as I do that.
- A return to posting more often on social media
You can find Discardia on Mastodon, at https://mastodon.social/@discardia (On Mastodon because it's lovely and I like to support open source software when I can, and because Facebook and Twitter are a garbage fire and Facebook owns Instagram.)
Here's a piece I wrote about how to migrate from Twitter to Mastodon https://medium.com/@metagrrrl/low-spoon-mastodon-migration-8289688f818a
- A Discardia Patreon community for those who want to get more involved
This will be a Tip Jar model—$1 a month—to support my ongoing work, get early access to content, participate in polls and conversations, and generally be more connected as we head into the 10th anniversary of the book in 2021 and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the holiday in 2022. Joining won't be necessary to keep up with Discardia in general, but it will be available for those who want to dive deeper. Don't worry; there will be just as many free posts as before!
- A revised and expanded edition of Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff
This is a very big project I'll be working on over the next couple years and I'm very excited about it! I will be sharing this process and having discussions about changes and additions in the Discardia Patreon community.
Thanks to all my fellow Discardians for coming along this journey so far. I'm looking forward to where we travel together to next!