November 22 2019
It's been two months since my last newsletter. My excuse? I suffered a newsletter identity crisis. What did I want to do here? Who was my audience? Did I want this to be a wonky, insider policy newsletter or a light, fun working mom newsletter?
I decided to return to my roots.
I was one of the first bloggers. I started blogging in 2003, when my kids were babies. I had just finished a PhD and was teaching a few classes around New York City. Back then, we were plenty poor living in a cockroach-ridden, four-floor walk up. With some starts and stops, I have blogged almost continuously since then. My current blog, Apt. 11D, is still up and running.
I have always blended content on my blog. Sometimes I write about television shows. Sometimes I provide quick links to great content elsewhere. Sometimes I write about my specialty - education and parenting. Sometimes I write about life in the suburbs. That blend - politics and the personal - is my lane. I write for people who like smart and fun stuff. I'm going to stick with that model here on the newsletter. If time permits, I'm going to move to a weekly model.
Thanks for reading! Laura