I started blogging back in the late 90s early 2000s. First it was an Geocities-esque site, then it became a Livejournal, and eventually an actual blog (This site specifically is its 4th or 5th iteration) I started blogging because I loved writing (specifically fiction) and as a shy/introverted kid, I wanted a way to get myself out there.
My penchant for blogging and writing died down after college. I don’t like to admit that I got lazy, but I got lazy. My depression at the time was kicking my ass hard, and rather than write about it, I would distract myself with online. Fast forward a decade or so later, and here we are with this lonely and barren blog (comparative to my other blogs)
Recently, I’ve made the decision to cut the major influence that is the internet out of my life. More concretely, I want to stop being terminally online (basically living on the internet) and take back some of the productivity it has sapped away over the years. I intend to do this by quitting all my current social media accounts and to try and keep my web browsers closed when I’m not doing something essential (paying bills, looking up needed information) I also intend to make sure that I’m not on the computer itself for every hour of the day by incorporating activities that will get me off (things like reading)
This blog will be one of the few things I do online (apart from occasional Discord use) that doesn’t fall into the essential category. My hope is that keeping off social media will translate into writing content for this thing. From there, I’m hoping that it will inspire me to write fiction again more seriously, and perhaps put me back on the road of my dream of writing a book one day.
In the near future, I plan to set about changing the way things look a bit and organizing things into sections. Ideally, I would like to have a way to update people with things I’m currently doing (with short blurbs that might be reminiscent of Tweets) and a main blog where I talk in-depth about things that are happening in my life (or just require a bit more exposition).
I’m fairly certain of how I want it to be. The only thing standing in my way is the hell that is getting WordPress to make it that way. If things go smoothly (which they seldom do) it could be implemented before this month is done. If things go poorly, it could be you don’t see any major movements until 2023. It’s a crapshoot.
Still, I’ll try to go back to updating every Friday with a little something like I was trying before. If you’re looking to become a regular reader, then try to check on that day. Otherwise, just keep this site in mind and check when the whim strikes you.