From the way the winds blowing, it’s the hip thing to do again. It’s been on my mind for a long time. To step up to the mic, and ask for the crowds’ attention. I just haven’t had anything to say.
I don’t summarize well. I’m a terrible tweeter on Twitter. I don’t fit in 140 characters. It’s too constraining. But things are happening, and I finally think I have some things to say.
I picked the name for this blog carefully. It’s intentionally generic. I don’t want to slide into some particular box. This isn’t going to be just another blog about Apple. Or web development. Or design. Or pop culture, nerd culture, product reviews, or random “human interest” stories.
I don’t feel like I fit into any of those groups. I’ve never felt like I’ve “belonged” in any of those communities. I’ve sat on the sidelines and watched them. I don’t wanna call myself an outsider, that sounds too melodramatic. It makes it sound like I wear a beat-up leather jacket over a faded classic rock shirt. Let’s call me an observer instead. I observe a lot of things, and more importantly, I try to see the connections between them. That’s the theme for this blog. Disparate items and their (sometimes subtle) connections.
I hope it lasts. I’m sick of starting things and not following through on them. It’s not as if I’m actually too busy. No, it’s worse than that. I let my fear and anxiety and apprehension suck up my time and energy. That’s not healthy. And it’s clearly unproductive.
I’m tired of it. Time to ship stuff. Time to see it through. I’m done picking up threads of an idea only to drop them moments later and eventually I forget about them entirely. The threads go hear now. If I talk about something, and then nothing happens, yell at me.
If you’re listening.
I’m going to assume you’re listening. To assume otherwise is too depressing. Trust me, I know. It’s what’s stopped me from doing this every time I’ve tried before.
So, moving forward, I’m going to talk about things, ideas, and plans that I have. I’m gonna update this place regularly. I promise. And you’re going to hold me accountable if I don’t follow through.