I want to show you some stuff from my next weird documentary.
Re: anxiety around what people want from Webworm.
I can only speak for myself, but I love the eclectic mix of content. I think you writing about what you’re passionate about shows through, leading to an interesting newsletter no matter what the subject is.
A question I had; do you have any tips for keeping creative morale up as you slowly work on a project? I’ve run into similar problems where I feel like I’m taking way too long on a creative side project, but also want to enjoy my down time.
I genuinely get a small burst of excitement when a webworm drops on my email. "Ooooh what's David got going on this week" is usually what I'm thinking.
It's a terrific way to break up the monotony of bills, retail newsletters I have unsubscribed from 100 times and house listings matching a search criteria I will never be able to buy.
Keep it up!!!
Well to answer one of your questions David, I first heard of you when I stumbled across the Bashford articles on the Spinoff. That was why when I spotted webworm during the first lockdown I gave it a whirl and eventually subscribed. And then I shared some webworms with my mum who is now also a subscriber 😁.
We just love someone willing to take the time to expose bullies and give victims a voice. Plus there's nothing quite like a juicy scandal to read first thing in the morning over a steaming latte.
I've been waiting for an update on this for yonks. Little did I know I'd be rewarded for my wait with a feature length docco. Thank you!!!!!!!!
SO EXCITED to see this!
I think I've been here since the start and the appeal has always been the same, unique perspectives on interesting things and brave journalism.
I love having no idea what might come next. I love supporting giving you time to investigate things that others don't.
This space and these newsletters have been my light during so many crazy times over the last few years and I have learnt so much- about the world, about you and the other readers and about myself. Its been incredible.
I dont think you need to over think it. Writing what you feel or are currently captivated by seems to be a winning formula. Thank you for all of the things!
I think 'I have the key to your heart' is leading contender for the next Webworm tshirt.....
In a vast sea of absolute nonsense, yours is the voice of not just reason, but empathy and humour. With the exception of your love of heavy metal, I agree with pretty much everything you write. That’s so comforting over a coffee first thing in the morning.
Also very comforting is the community you’ve created here - confirmation there are still sane, good people around. Please never stop!
I think others have already said this better than I could - I love the variety of webworm content and appreciate the twists and turns from quirky and funny to the more serious and intense. Reading webworm is a bright spot in my week that I always look forward to! (Along with flightless bird :).
I may be unique, but I don't "want" anything from Webworm; I simply open my email and let the nerdy goodness flow 🤓
I have Twitter for my news (cos MSM is broken), FB for my community links, MSM for my light entertainment (sup. MSM)
So don't change a thing!
I can’t remember when I started following you, but maybe around the time of Tickled? Anyway, I really love seeing a new Webworm notification pop up, no matter what the topic! As someone whose work is always something varied and all over the show, I appreciate seeing what you’re up to and it makes me feel less chaotic! (Speaking of which, currently for work I am in Tahiti filming a marine biosecurity conference, and next week I’ll be back home doing promo video for Matilda the musical, but it’s not always quite this exciting)
Keep doing what you’re doing, David. I enjoy your piercing lenses through big company/church obstruction, conflation and bully bullshit. On that note, did you or anyone else notice the timing of the National Party’s (Diet Republican in NZ) announcement of the Sam Uffindell MP report into his bullying? Announced precisely hours before a rather large state funeral on Monday evening NZ time. PR couldn’t have asked for a more high profile event than that to mourn losses etc etc. report etc etc.
I can't remember why or when I first subscribed, but I remember just feeling happy to help out a source of news and stories that I actually TRUST.
I trust you to be honest and transparent and empathetic. I trust without doubt that what you write is true and factual.
We are apparently on the same left side of the fence. It's nice to have someone looking into things that I align with and care about.
You have such a casual and familiar way of writing that is easy and fun to read.
Very much looking forward to this documentary. It amazes me you've just been ticking away at this in the background, you seem so busy with all the things!
Bloody great stuff.
As other have said, I knew who you were but it was the Bashford series that really got me into your stuff. Can't wait to see the doc! Gutted I'm away the night you're doing your thing in Auckland
ps. Bloody love the last line of the trailer 🤣🤣
I cannot wait to watch MISTER ORGAN, based on that gripping trailer. Fucking brilliant.
Trailer looks fantastic, man! I also have absolutely no frame of reference for what this is all about, but I'm definitely hooked!
Just whatever your bonkers life delivers!
Looks scary, no wonder you fled to LA 😉 thanks for the links to some of your other articles, there were a couple I hadn’t read- love the puzzle piece!