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Why a Blog?

I feel like going through my thought process on why I’m writing a blog is important.

Sharing content on the Internet is a good thing for people to do. Especially in these after times. Personally, it gives me an outlet to say the things that I don’t get to talk to people about on a daily basis since I work from home. Also writing daily is a good practice to be in. Seth Godin has talked about this many times; here’s a blog post by someone else that collects several of his quotes.

So, that maybe begs the question, why am I sharing everything on this blog instead of Facebook or some other Social Media network. What it really comes down to is that I own this blog. Any content I put on here is owned by me. It’s sitting on a server that I operate. When you post something to Facebook, then you are beholden to their rules and they only show your content to the people they think will want to see it. And they can remove it anytime they want. (feel free to replace Facebook with your Social Media platform of choice)

Also, for any service that you are using online, if you’re not paying for it, then you are not the customer, you are the product. Facebook is profiting from your attention. They make money from the ads that you see, and they only show content to you that they think will make you keep coming back so that you can see more ads.

Of course, you probably got here from one of those Social Media sites, because I share my blog posts to Facebook and Twitter as no one regularly checks blogs anymore.

Blog Meta • January 22, 2022

2(ish) Years Later

and we’re back.

I’ve been thinking a bit about it over the last couple of weeks, and I want to build a habit of daily posting. Starting now. Each post will have a specific topic, and for the most part, they won’t just be updates of what’s going on in my life. It’s more going to be my thoughts on specific things. I’ll talk about technology, media that I’ve consumed or I’m excited about (movies, books, video games), and projects that I’m working on.

The plan is to write posts a day ahead and have them published at midnight. I’m not really planning on working ahead because I want to make sure that I get something in each day. I’m also going to keep things fairly short. I’m not looking to have a specific word goal. I just want to build the practice of sitting down to write a little each day.

See you tomorrow.

Blog Meta • January 9, 2022

Menu Bar

It took longer than it really should have, but I finally got the menu bar on this site how I want it. I ripped out all of the code that I got from the internet and really worked on building it from the ground up. 100% my code.

With this done, I’ll stop monkeying with the functionality/design of this site for now.

Blog Meta • March 4, 2020

New Look

I know I’m blogging about blogging which is a bit of a cardinal blog sin. I’m going to blow the dust off of this site and see if I can’t get it going. I should say, see if I can build up a habit of posting on here more. I’m going to go for frequent short posts. We’ll see if I can make that happen.

This here site has a bit of a new theme. I wanted do a deep dive on WordPress development and create a theme from scratch. I know it looks really simple, but that’s the style I was going for. This project is the first time I used SASS, so that’s fun. I also really got a better appreciation for how WordPress works on the backend. I’m not sure that I’ll be doing a theme from scratch on every client project going forward, but there will definitely be cases where it makes sense.

Blog Meta • February 23, 2020

Hello world!

Spinning up a new website here. The old was was just sort of done, so it’s time for a refresh. Here I’ll keep information on the apps that I have developed and am developing.

Blog Meta • March 25, 2019