Revitalizing a Dead Blog

Sometimes it’s important to know when to call it.

My blog, time of death: June 2008.

A lot has happened since then and a lot continues to happen. I’ve always enjoyed blogging but somehow it just got away from me. I’m not going to let that happen this time for a couple reasons.

Firstly, I work from home. I can blog for 15 minutes a day if I want and not worry if my boss is looking over my shoulder. Hopefully, the blog can get rolling and build a bit of a readership before any moves to other jobs take place in my life. If all goes well, that won’t happen any time in the next couple years.

Secondly, I’ve realized a fundamental flaw with my previous blog: It was a technology-only blog. This is a personal space for me to write about whatever I want. Hopefully someone will find my thoughts and insights interesting, but it won’t all be about technology. That’s because I don’t read the news on 20 different technology topics and feel the need to blog about it. Others do that and do it quite well. I read those blogs. What will I write about regarding technology? Things that I’m doing and things that I discover. Perhaps some day I’ll learn a neat way of building Android application interfaces that I’ll want to share. Or I’ll create a brand new thing that no one else has ever done. *fingers crossed*

I’ve been very fortunate to have a very full life with a lot of friends, family, and interests that keep me busy. So that being the case, I’m going to write about things I discover and things that are interesting to me. I want to write about having a cool job, working on cool things, to write about karate and mixed-martial arts, space and physics and philosophical or hypothetical discussions about things we don’t know, about my kids and the awesomeness of being a dad, about what inspires me (like my wife) and to see if these things are interesting to you, and inspire you.

Let’s hope this works.


About Phil

Father, observer, ponderer, inquirer, explorer, problem solver, baker.

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