I can’t believe it. I’ve been thinking about restarting the website for years. To basically take a bare bones theme and adjust it to fit all of my needs. At this point there is no real reason to buy or use any of the complicated multi themes that are floating out there.
With the coming new year I’m going to do my best to be more active on here. There is no real benefit to me posting on other website. Popularity on social networks is nice, it does feed some kind of narcissism that I think we all suffer from on one level or another.
But do you know what the next level of narcissism is?
Putting all my thoughts and content on my own website! That to me seems like the height of “Please god, look at me.” and you know what? I’m ok with that. If nothing else this’ll keep me busy and I think that can be handy when it feels rewarding.
So where from here?
Well first off I’ll be starting up YouTube videos again with the new year. I’m going to be setting all my old videos to unlisted. However they’ll still be available via playlists and finding them on the internet somewhere.
Additionally all my old posts are archived. I’ll be posting some of them again in the future, likely edited and improved. Over time I’m going to try and add everything I want on my website myself so that I don’t need to worry about the plugin owner updating and breaking my stuff.
Because I’ll be that owner. Which means the plugins will likely still break but it’ll be my fault at least.
There isn’t much else to say. The next few weeks and months will be about improving the look and feel of this place. Once I have it looking the way I like I’ll then move on to integrating a forum solution of some kind. I miss forums, I feel like they were the height of discourse on the internet.
Ever since we moved away from specialized forums to these larger hotpot social networks I think things have gotten more hostile. Nobody really knows anyone anymore and creating positive connections has become far too complicated.
That is a larger rant for another day however. For now I’m just fairly excited about this. It’ll be nice to have another hobby with largely instant feedback.