It’s almost a new year, so I was thinking about changing up the site layout, since it’s been the exact same for like three years now. Change might be a good thing.
I also wanted to get a new URL going. I mean, it’s not 2008 anymore, and I’m not some awkward nerd calling himself a punk rocker and thinking that fucking Rise Against are a good band. Rock and Roll Strikes Back sounds incredibly cringeworthy to me at this point, and I wanted something new. But for so many years, I couldn’t figure what to call it. I can’t use my real name, since it’s already been taken by a pub somewhere in England. I didn’t want to use my Tumblr URL because fuck that (and considering that I quit that site over a month ago and literally zero people from that site have spoken to me in that time, it’s very obvious that walking away and never looking back was a good decision). Then a couple nights ago I just said “fuck it, I’ll just use my Twitter handle.” James as Art dot com sounds a little less shitty, takes less time to type, and because it’s shorter, I can link to it on other outlets a lot easier.
But it turns out that the cut-off date for renewing this URL was like a week ago and I didn’t get the e-mail, so we get to keep this name for one more year. Might as well get my money’s worth, you know?