Intro for July 8, 2016

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 8, 2016 13:59:09 July 8, 2016 13:59:09

Dear Gossips,

The daily intro to my blog, this section here, because it will never move, and remains at the top for an entire day, is typically where I spend the most time. Sometimes it’s hours. This is the space for longer reads, recommendations, and when possible, connecting gossip to a broader commentary. This is also the space where I worry most about tone.  

There are days (this entire week) that are more difficult than others. On those days, I worry about sounding trite, I worry about sounding too dramatic, I worry about insensitivity, I worry about over-sensitivity, I worry about inappropriateness, I worry about respect. I worry about words, the vagueness and specificity of them, how they can at once be cruel and comforting. I worry about what words to open with in this open, especially since the open on this site is where we invite each other to keep talking. 

Today I don’t really have any good opening words except that I’m sorry for not having the words, and I’m sorry for so much more.

As for the rest of today’s content, my understanding is that you come here to gossip. And that you appreciate that gossip can inform and enlighten while entertaining. And also distract. If it’s OK, let’s do that. And let’s hope for some Celine.

Yours in gossip,


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