I’ve blogged since LiveJournal was a thing. Most of the content I created has been deleted (or maybe is on Archive.Org). Facebook changed it. I used to write a few paragraphs about what I was feeling, what was on my mind. Then it became easier to forward memes.
But my business – the money I earned at Simplifilm – was born because of a blog and some hustle.
Because I connected with people and built a place to organize my thoughts.
What Was Lost, Post LiveJournal
Something was lost, a place where I’d benefit from working out my thoughts and feelings in a semi-public place. The “thinking-out-loud” aspect of what was happening changed. I got out of the creating content idea, and I got into fiddling with widgets. Optimizing CTRs and I lost a sense of humanity.
Also, short posts went to Facebook where they get lost (by design). The Context of No Context.
I’ve stalled out on blogging here – there is a lot to talk about – because this feels like it’s “for the record.” Like it’s my everlasting statement. And it’s not, it’s what I’m thinking in this moment.
I’ve left Facebook for a while (I’ll be back, I needed a breather). I have a lot to say about:
- How great my wife is.
- How to rebuild a family from zero (or worse)
- The direction of my job/vocation
- Lessons I learned
- Stuff I’ve read recently
I also want to talk through:
- Life Management
- WordPress Themes
This is largely for me. Not to “build an audience.” Not at this space. It’s practice. This blog is just me working out my thoughts. People are welcome to follow, comment or not.
I’ll be dead and gone in 55 years or so. And I can have this for my kids, for whoever wants in my family.