My name is Greg Polkosnik. I’ve blogged under a few other names, including “Auntie Fashion” and “Cosmically Chic.” I’m interested in a zillion things, and although those blogs demonstrated my fondness for a few subjects, I began to feel as if they were constraining me. That’s why I decided to write this blog instead.
I’m still going to blather on about fashion and astrology, but I’m not going to be writing in the voice of a character who is — for the most part — just another one of my many personalities. I intend to carry many of the elements of “Auntie Fashion” over to this blog, but a fresh start is going to free me from writing about fashion exclusively. Frankly, fashion blogging went out of style a long time ago.
I’m sure that some people wonder why other people blog. As the title of my blog suggests, it’s a self-indulgent pastime. I do it because it keeps me writing every day. There have been times in my life where I’ve been able to make a decent living writing for magazines. Being able to keep my skills sharp is important to me. Writers block is a real thing and I don’t want to find myself struggling to write in the event that I start getting jobs again. Thanks to blogging, I’m a much better writer today than when I worked for Condé Nast and Hearst. And I’m so fascinating that writing about myself every day just seems like the right thing to do. Right?