Introducing: The TV Thing

Some of you may recall me linking to a monthly newsletter last summer. You may also recall a link to subscribe in the sidebar of this blog, something which has long since disappeared. But look! There’s a new subscribe button now!

What in the world?

The truth is, the original incarnation of that newsletter came out of a desire to engage more with content on this blog. I thought the way to do that was to send out supplementary content of stuff I was into but didn’t want to write full posts about.

I was wrong.

At its heart, The Verbal Thing doesn’t really have an identity beyond “personal blog” and that’s part of why I love it so much. There’s no pressure for it to be any one thing and I can write about things I love (or things I hate) with some understanding that I’m mostly yelling into the void and I’m okay with that. But if I’m sending a dedicated newsletter out to real subscribers every month, I need to send out something that has an identity.

So, I’m starting over. REBRANDING. All that fancy stuff.

Starting next week, I’ll be sending out a weekly newsletter: THE TV THING. It will focus on — you guessed it! — TV.

I’ve discovered, the more I write, that I’m most passionate when I talk about the shows I love. I’ve channeled some of that into a weekly series on “The 100” over on Rogues Portal, and a bi-weekly podcast with my partner about “The Magicians”, but I find myself wanting to talk about television more. I also find myself needing an excuse to dive into TV series the way I used to, and I think I’ve finally found it!

Starting next week, I’m going to immerse myself in one show at a time, doing one post a week about that show. I’ll write analysis, talk about different characters, make episode lists, make fanmixes (!), give you my favorite quotes, offer some commentary on pop culture references, and more. I’m really excited to get going on this project, so I hope you’ll all hop on for the ride!

If there’s a show you want me to feature, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or leave a comment on this post! I’d love suggestions for series I should check out!

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