Going forward

It's now been eight months since this blog went on hold. The plan was to integrate the old Words & Stuff columns into this blog, and integrate some entries from my main blog, and relaunch this blog as a new Words & Stuff blog.

Instead, I set it aside and tried not to think about it. It was too big a project to tackle.

But I've been gathering material all this time; especially Neology-style material (words I haven't seen before), but also various other stuff.

And this weekend, links to Words & Stuff from both Metafilter and Languagehat inspired me to get moving again.

I don't know how long it'll last before I run aground on the twin beaches of inertia and lack of time. But I'm gonna give it a try.

I won't necessarily stick to the very short entries that this blog was originally intended to focus on. But I also won't be doing full-blown 300- to 1200-word coherent columns on general topics. If I come across something cute and/or fun and/or short and/or interesting, I'll post it, without necessarily having to gather a bunch of related things.

P.S.: I've always hated the business-speak term "going forward," meaning "in the future." Perhaps using this title here will inspire me to do an entry about business-speak and buzzwords at some point.