I forgot why I liked blogging, so I am trying hard to remember.
For a very long time, I intertwined it with my career and now that it’s disentangled, I realize it can become a much purer version of my thoughts, a kind of diary of sorts, and can provide value for interested people without trying to be linkbait.
I was reading Aaron Swartz’s blog recently, again, and looking back at the Raw Nerve series, thinking about an earlier internet where things seemed complex at the time, but in retrospect were very simple. After he died, I would find myself thinking about him on occasion – I think we influenced each other despite never having met. So I was happy to connect back with his work, which people have kept online as a way of remembering him. (Thanks for MEK for helping me do this.)
These days my work is simple. I try to serve more people better that use our stuff and work hard at being a good entrepreneur and human being. So this isn’t flashy because it doesn’t need to be; I’m just out here getting my sea legs again.
That said, the world is way different than it was when I started writing here, so all the people who used to hang out here may be gone. Who knows?
If you are here, and you see this, comment so I can try to understand how dark this room is.