Welcome to the blog.
I have always hated doing these introductory posts but I’m forcing myself to do one anyway. I always feel like these sort of posts just get buried in the archives and no one cares in the end, but whatever, it’s a place to start. I’m pretty good at coming up with ideas, I’m pretty good at maintaining those ideas, I’m not so great at the middle part where I need to start the idea and push it out to the world.
So what is [Blogging Intensifies]? Also to be referred to as [BI] or maybe just BI. It’s sort of an attempt to start over at Blogging. I’ve made many such attempts but they all inevitably failed, or just sort of returned to being the crappy mess that made me tired of blogging in the first place. I’ve run several (read: several dozen, probably more) blogs over the last 15+ years, most of which died off and got folded into another blog. The most successful was at Lameazoid.com, a blog devoted to video games and toys mostly.
I’ve killed that blog off.
I’m done with it. Period. I’ve found my care for it has dropped to nearly zero over the past two or three years, I’ve tried to kill it and revive it a few times, but it feels like an injustice to that legacy. It’s forcing a dying actor out on stage at gun point when he should be euthanased.
I also have been blogging at Joshmiller.net but that’s always just been my little personal whatever project.
The point is to just start fresh. No legacy content, no previous expectations, just get back to doing what I enjoy about blogging and writing.
I do plan on keeping somewhat of a focus on topics, but it mostly just comes down to “Technology” and “Technology Adjacent” topics. I may pull up some old content and post it as new but for the most part I want to keep everything new and fresh. I also want to try to get back to voicing my opinion on topics, because I feel like lately a lot of my blogging blahs have been due to a loss of voice. Everything I write has become a sterilized watered down statement instead of a meaningful expressed opinion.
Feel free to leave a comment, feel free to get with me on Twitter @joshmiller, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.