A public blog. This is new for me. Most of my blogs in the past have been either private, industrious or anonymous. I have many thoughts that I consider strange, offensive or in general counter to the public image I like to present. As a result, I tend to shy away from associating myself with myself.
Why all the concern about how people perceive me? I don't know really. Yet another weird social tick that I developed during my formative years from my wonderfully dysfunctional family.
What I've noticed though is that blogging done properly allows for a connection to the many people you meet as you go through life. People can keep tabs on me on their own terms. Whether it's a 5 minute scan to see if I'm still alive or an hour long analysis into my social insights.
This is good, because often I won't call, write or visit as much as I'd care to. I get lost in the daily hum drums of my life and become too weary to pick up the phone. I've also recently discovered that I get too weary to even blog. My myspace blog was supposed to serve this purpose, but logging into myspace has become more of a hurdle than I ever expected. I also don't feel that it's fair that people can't just go to my blog without logging into myspace first.
So, this is the true purpose behind this blog. That and to serve as a platform for my horrible grammar and odd views of the world. To fulfill this purpose, I've had to simplify a few things. I've deleted a number of my other blogs to forever remain anonymous and clear up some url's for some long over due projects. I'm going to link this blog to one of those urls, but I'm not sure which at this moment. Also, by deleting some of the other blogs, it'll become much easier to just post in this one. I don't really know how to describe all of the steps I took, but basically I did some Spring cleaning.
Stay tuned, there will be a flurry of posts and then a lull, but I should stay with it.