Hi there and welcome to the latest edition of my blog! It has been quite a number of years since I had a blog (I just looked on the waybackmachine…it looks like my initial one lasted until 2005, so it’s been over a decade!) On that blog, I commented on what was going on in the world around me. Then came the rise of Social Media including myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest. Those sites and services became my new platform. Unfortunately, those sites made posts shorter and shorter, leading to information to become less substantive, and ever more addicting.
When I look up the definition of “blog” on urbandictonary.com, the first entry is:
Short for weblog.
A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life. Consists of such riveting entries as “homework sucks” and “I slept until noon today.”
That may be a little harsh (though I sort of feel sometimes that is what Facebook and Twitter has turned into). I believe there is still a place for a “blog”, an independent site where an individual (or multiple people) can have a meaningful discussion on one or more topics and that site can serve as a reference to whomever happens to discover it. I hope that is what this blog turns into (and not that definition above).
More to come…