PortaBloggy: A Pivot for 2017

Hey everyone!

So starting in the next few days, AKA when we feel like it, you can expect to see some new content right here on PortaBloggy.

Our original mission was to write long form pieces that would last throughout an entire BM, but, as you can certainly see, that was simply not feasible.

In light of this, we’ve decided to move in a different direction, and treat this space as kind of a medium for us to describe “shit.” Now that could mean stuff we find displeasing, or just stuff in general. We’d like to keep the theme of the name relevant, and that’s the best way to do it, I think. Personally, I’d also like to post a “Weekly Digest” (staying on theme!) of links and articles that I found interesting during the week on either Saturday or Sunday.

I’d also like to point out that, I’ve removed all pages and categories from the site. I think a big issue in our launch was trying to be too many things at once, so we are going to focus on one thing and one thing only: getting content up, in whatever form possible.

There will be venting, there will be high level discussion, and there will be complaining. But my hope is that we will be able to be consistent in both delivery and voice, and that you will enjoy what you see and read here.

So with that, welcome to the PortaBloggy of 2017!


Welcome – A Letter from the Editor


Welcome to PortaBloggy! This site is the result of over a month of discussion, collaboration, and procrastination by myself and three of my good friends: Brandon Babwah, Brian Graney, and Kevin Hunker. I speak for all of us when I say we are looking forward to producing content that will sometimes be solid, but most times will probably disappoint. But hey, we’re trying, so that’s got to count for something right?

Our goal here is simple: to produce pieces of writing that are long enough for your bathroom time, but not so long that you spend your whole morning in there (well, unless you want to, in which case we won’t judge). Like any bowel movement, the writing here will be a collection of different styles, different genres, and different stories. We have a pretty eclectic group of individuals writing here, each bringing something unique to the table that will allow us to hopefully appeal to a broad audience. We wanted to write, and we wanted a place to do it, but we also wanted a site that came to be thanks to a strong objective and mission, and we think PortaBloggy is just that.

We welcome feedback and suggestions in the comment sections and on Twitter. This won’t be perfect for a while, but we’re going to work hard to achieve our goals, and hope you will enjoy watching us grow. If you’d like, for some reason, to contribute or have something published here, please email us. Also, check out the About and Staff pages.

So please, grab a seat, pull out your phone, and let’s take this journey together.