Welcome to Crushing Krisis, previously the longest continuously-running blog in Philadelphia and now the newest oldest blog in New Zealand. I launched it on August 26, 2000.
Crushing Krisis (CK, for short) found its name because my internet handle has always been “Krisis,” and I started blogging to record all the things I was crushing on (or that were crushing me). CK was launched on Blogger and has run on WordPress since 2006.
Today, CK is anchored around a vast set of comic collecting guides which I publish as permanent pages rather than dated posts. However, the front page of the blog still features musings on life as an immigrant, parenting, drag, and popular music, among other topics. Before comics took over as the primary topic, I often blogged about my experiences as a DIY musician and songwriter, including highlighting other artists in the Philly music scene.
My music has been a feature of CK even before I was actively gigging – my Trio podcast might have been the first singer-songwriter podcast feature on the internet. I gave a brief history of my music on CK.
I’m in my third decade of blogging, so there’s a lot of CK here for you to read. You could take a short cut and read my author bio, or perhaps go on a random dive into the archive, but that’s a daunting journey. If you are interested in the personal side of my blogging rather than the comics guides, I tagged my favorite posts from each year of the first decade: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5,Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, and Year 11.
I owe many thanks to the following sponsors on Patreon, who pay for the costs to host and serve CK.