I really enjoy blogging. I wonder why I don’t do it more often?
/me scratches chin. The problem is that I can’t speak freely when my views are associated with my company.
So why am I blogging now?
Because I am no longer working the straight job at MOG. Due to reasons having nothing to do with me my job has gone away.
I feel ok about it. I would have preferred to choose the time for myself, but whatever. And my family will be ok – I have some cool consulting work already.
And I’m glad to be able to speak just for myself for a little while.
5 thoughts on “blogging”
Let’s build something new Lucas? ;-)
About an hour ago, i just took down my blog. I had not written in a few months and a WP update broke some things so out of disgust I took it down. Blogging is tough. I’m not that narcissistic but it feels good to sometimes just express an idea or response to some topic. But too often it feels like a soapbox in an echo chamber. Why bother? Make a name for yourself? Bleh. It’s not just blogging but I am also having a hard time using Twitter after 4+ years. Meh.
But inevitably, i’ll change my tune at a later date…. and output stuff. again.
It’s tough fighting the good fight of DIY blogging. With everyone taking it easy social platforms.
What I think I need to do is amp up rich media blogging. Quickly intermix media fragments packaged together and highly accessible cross-platform. Time to level-up self-expression. But the landscape still still still does not make it easy… with Apple minus Flash and HTML5 inconsistencies etc etc.
Case in point…. say you want to take a photo, voice record a few thoughts and share it so that it just works seamlessly no matter the device. Can we? Crazy.
Blog on, Lucas. Always enjoy seeing your feed bold with updates ;-)
Sull, as always you say what’s on my mind.
DIY blogging is a tough row to hoe these days. On the other hand there’s nothing with the same level of self-determination. Don’t like it? Change it.
Something about Ian Clarke’s blog is inspiring:
I enjoy reading both of your weblogs. Each gives me lots of ideas and amusement. I’m starting to leave behind the “to be or not to be” thing about weblogs, because to me it’s a bit like pondering a legal-sized pad or a rollerball pen. A weblog is one of many ways to express ideas–and it’s easier to draw letters with than an etch-a-sketch. As with tweets, I think it’s a mistake to confuse the advantages of interconnection with the particular tool. It’s like putting the typeface over the content of a novel.
Sorry to hear about the MOG thing, though your time there served the salutary purpose of getting me to try subscription music. I believe that
this excursion into conceptual rental of the right to on-demand sound has proven to be a wonderful experiment. I’ll probably keep a subscription with some company or other from here on out.
Parenthetically, the experience makes me believe that the Free Music Archive is partway to the right idea–i.e., a streaming free service with a large catalog. But only part-way; the rest of the way is a massive on-demand stream of netlabel works. This could conquer the moon. I love the free music archive, despite its less than conquestual contextual approach.
I hope you earn lots of money in independent ways. It’s not that I am all anti-corporate—my views are a lot more nuanced than that. It’s that
it’s fun to be your own boss–and to run your own weblog.
gurdonark, I have also been thinking about getting netlabel and net-native music mixed into the streamer’s catalogs. How does the relatively orderly world of the on-demand services smoothly integrate the catalog from sources that are too diverse and motley to arrange paperwork for each recording?
RE: ‘I’m starting to leave behind the “to be or not to be” thing about weblogs, because to me it’s a bit like pondering a legal-sized pad or a rollerball pen.’ This is brilliant.