Gawker emeriti Alex Balk and Choire Sicha have launched their blog, The Awl ("a pointed tool for marking surfaces or piercing small holes"), which explains where I sit and features Emily Gould's advice. Welcome back.

Right! There are other Gawker Media alum who have been blogging away in other places: The former Defamer crew have resuscitated Movieline and ex-Gawker writer Sheila McClear, is keeping well-stocked with contributors writing about living through this shitty media economy.