I have a family member staying with me, the kind that was not invited to do so, but is in a jam so neither of us have much of a choice… at least, for a little bit of time. I guess to some this would not be that big of a deal, but to me it is, because I live in New York, have a one bedroom apartment and I have lived alone for about 10 years. This invasion of personal space has come right when I am trying figure a few things out about my online presence and the work that I am doing, a sort of redefining of my personal spaces online.
After publishing my first two Abel Boddy books, I began to think about my comic work a little differently, the primary goal of putting up a certain amount of strips a week took a back seat to getting enough work done to collect, because ultimately, I found holding that book in my hands to be more fulfilling than looking at the calendar on the website. While I really want to get strips up to please readers, that’s just a added bonus to producing more work.
I have this website, which is here to showcase Abel Boddy, I have Meatcute, which started as a site dedicated to modern homoerotica and then transformed into the 12″ Roommate channel and I have my portfolio site, which is supposed to serve as an online portfolio and production blog for other miscellaneous projects. I also have multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts. And I’m beginning to wonder why all of this is necessary? I can barely maintain one comment section, much less three of them.
For a while, I thought I’d shutter up Meatcute when 12″ Roommate wrapped up and turn my portfolio site into an aggregate for Abel and any other future site that I created. But then I thought what if I have more NSFW subject matter to add to Meatcute someday or why not just have all my projects come through the portfolio site rather then worry about new URLs and hosting fees? Why not just have one Twitter handle and one Facebook (or no Facebook) account?
I guess it really comes down to defining your space and committing to a routine, much in the same way that I have to work out a routine with my new, temporary “roommate”, I need to carve out just enough space for me to have enough room for my needs and be content with that decision. But how do you plan to add more and more, while at the same time, make it all simpler?
Watching Listening to: WTF, episode 404
Currently Wearing: Blue Nike shorts and a blue and yellow wifebeater