I launched my first homepage back in ’96. It was a very different time, and the Internet was confused and goalless, and so were many of us using it. I just put up a self portrait, my email, phone number (normal back then) and a few links on it – not very exciting. I was thinking about putting up all kinds of personal information, like thoughts, feelings, opinions and so forth. I chickened out, fearing that people would find me weird, sharing things like that on a website – so I never did. 14 years later, and one could easily be considered a weirdo, for NOT sharing everthing online.
Years passed, and I never got around to make my own website. I got busy with my company Boomtown, and later I got busy building a social network, where I hoped that I, and others, would share their lives on. That didn’t exactly pan out as planned, but other social networks came along (read: Facebook), and proved that sharing online, wasn’t such a weird idea after all. So I, and a billion other people, started sharing our lives there, and I then completely overlooked, the awesomeness of having your own blog, on your very own domain.
The shinny website, that I’ve been planning on creating for years, just kept me from having anything here at all – well, besides some of my photography, that has resided on the domain for ages. Then I remembered the good ol’ saying: “The best is the enemy of the good.” So now I’ve launched this blog, and then maybe – hopefully – someday, I’ll see fit to create the whole shebang, with pages showing of my work, photography, bio and whatnot.
I don’t have a master plan for the blog, nor do I expect to post regularly. I just need a place to share and showcase my stories, my photography and my work, when I want, and can. It’s my plan – yes okay, I have a bit of a plan – to use facebook
and maybe tumblr
for the lightweight updating and aggregating, and then use this blog to share the things I care more about
, and/or have created myself
. Of that same reason, there probably won’t be a steady stream of posting here – but hey, let’s see what happens.
Hello again world!