One of the things that I was hoping to accomplish with the new blog seems somewhat counter intuitive: I want to use it to disengage a little from social media. It’s probably messed up logic, but in looking at setting this all up and trying to figure out where I want to post and interact, I realized that probably 90% of the content I see on facebook is shit that I have zero interest in. Sure, a lot of the links that show up in my feed are entertaining, but there’s a difference between being entertained and being engaged.
So I tweaked out my facebook settings a bit so that when someone wants to interact with me I get a notification, otherwise, I pretty much have no reason to log in to them at all.
About 2 months ago, I started thinking about a reboot of my website, the blinkingline journal. I’ve owned that domain for so many years I can’t even remember. It started as a repository for an email journal of “experimental fiction” (for lack of a better term) that I worked on in college. Once I left college, the guys who worked on it sort of lost interest, but I had all the original information and thought it might be neat to have it on the web.
After awhile, I got bored with it, and scrapped it and had an actual blog for a while, but I felt like I wasn’t very good at it. I think I maybe set ambitions too high or something like that. So eventually, I moved the blog to Tumblr and made it into what it is today…essentially a daily bit of randomness from the web. What it doesn’t have a lot of though is anything personal that I want to work on, it’s just a curated bit of entertainment that I push out once a day. Those posts pushed to Twitter and Facebook, and occasionally people would see them and respond, which I liked because, frankly, I like engaging with people over the internet, even if it’s over silly things like potato mashers.
What doesn’t really fit in with the blinkingline journal is my personal stuff. I think there have been a few personal posts there, but honestly, they are so few and far between and when I have posted more personal content, I felt like I was just fucking the BLJ up.
So I created the Megaphone.
The BLJ will stay what it is, and those daily posts will replicate over to Megaphone every day. If you’re more interested in whatever is going on with me on a more personal level, or weird nonsense I may create or do, then you might be interested in following along here. If you’re a friend of mine on a social network, I’ve cut off the feeds from the BLJ and will now be pushing out from Megaphone exclusively. If that clutters up your stream, with stuff you could care less about, feel free to block me or whatever.
If you thought my OTHER blog was boring and pointless, you will probably find this one even more so.
This is more of a sort of workbook, journal, notebook, and random assortment of crap that i am interested in. It’s going to be jumbled and disorganized…because that’s usually how I work.
And I use the term “work” very loosely.