What’s this all about?
This site is not all that special yet, having only emerged, mewling, into the light, fur still wet and eyes still shut. In some ways, it’s long overdue. Five years after snipping the wires on my last blog, I’ve decided to get back into the habit of public writing again. Five years! That’s shocking. And in Web Time, it’s an eternity. So why bring it back? And why now? Well, for starters, having a website is no longer a luxury for a writer, it’s a necessity. In fact, it’s no longer even called just a blog anymore. It’s a platform. And every writer needs one. I understand this. And in fact, I like the idea very much. I’ve got things to say once again. And stories to tell. And shit to show you.
Sixsquare.com had run its course back in ‘08. I was treading water. I wrote it during the Hollywoodland days, back when I was struggling through odd jobs and multiple drafts and living in a place where dirt, culture, sex and movie stars hung out, often on the same street corner. But I’m not there anymore and it feels like it’s time to start something new.
What’s going to be different about this blog? That’s a good question. If I were to decide on a mission statement, I’d say that willkeightley.com must be at least one of the three following things: funny, well-written, and above all, personal. It has to be about me.