Hello, dear reader. It's been a while since we've seen each other. I'm glad you stopped back by.
It feels so strange to be (re)starting a blog in 2018. In so many ways, it feels like the world has moved beyond the quaint world of personal publishing. We are all constant consumers of bite-sized social content, snarfing down quick snacks of cute animal videos while we wait in line for our coffee. In fact, I can still recall that moment eight years ago when I decided there was no need to keep writing blog posts when I could be tweeting, sharing, and oh, yes... podcasting. Why spend all that time writing when I could say twice the words in half the time?
Yet, here I am.
I decided to come back to writing for a few reasons:
- A friend and mentor told me that it was a shame that I stopped. Apparently, I was a better writer than I thought.
- There are so many facets of what I do that just can't fit neatly into a quick social share. I have to have somewhere that I can explore those things at length. And those things need to be somewhere that others can easily refer to them when they agree/disagree/modify.
- Have you ever tried to put a podcast together? It's a lot of work.
As I set this website back up, I debated on what to do with the backlog of writing that I have. On one domain or another, I've been writing for the web for 16 years, and I've got all the database backups to prove it.
I briefly thought of importing that data so that there could be a time capsule of my writing when the historians come to judge me. But, let's face it. The internet has gotten along just fine without those posts out there for the past 8-10 years. Frankly, much of it wouldn't stand the test of time anyway. So I've decided to start clean.
So, welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about.