An Aside

Blogs are dead.

Yeah yeah, we've all heard it before.

Not in this case. I've decided to revive this one for a couple of reasons:

  • I'm into the idea of having an online diary. There's a lot going on in my life at the moment and it would be nice to share it in more that 140 characters or with the all of the "Facebook Friends" I've acquired who I'm sure are very nice people but I have no idea who they are. They say the same thing about me......
  • I want to share what I'm reading in the hope of starting some more interesting conversations with the real people in my life
  • I'm editing my novel (again), and I wanted somewhere to record my progress. Because everyone has forgotten about my particular corner of the internet, it's a safe place to go public without anyone noticing.
  • I've also decided that I want to own my content again, and not be the "product" of a service who wants to monetize my life.  

Up until recently, I was an active Twitter user, but it just doesn't feel the same for me anymore. The sense of community has disappeared, and frankly, I don't feel much love for it anymore. I recently dipped my toe into the Facebook swamp and didn't like the smell as it tried to get its tentacles into my life.  I find it faintly horrifying how it's tracking my life and making connections. Shudder.  If you agree with me, you might find this video amusing. 

So, here I am, back in the early 2000's with my "weblog" and really enjoying the ride.