Some times you have to start over

I started this blog in December of 2006. A lot has changed since then.

I thought I knew exactly who I was and where I was headed. I wrote posts and put them into categories that I thought would live forever only to find that not everything can be categorized. I even tried to categorize myself.

There was the spiritual me that cared about things like faith & church. There was the web designer me that cared about technology & innovation. But there was also little parts of me that didn’t seem to fit anywhere else so I would force them into one of my predetermined categories.

Sectioning myself off like that seemed like the perfect way to serve up only the content someone might want without offending or boring them with the content that they might not identify with. The problem is that as the years have passed the lines between sections began to blur and in trying to give people only the part of me that they might want, I gave them none of me at all. At least not in any genuine context.

But isn’t that what this site should be about…me. All of me. Not just the desirable parts or the parts that I can polish well enough to put on display. Not manageable sections like that of a buffet where you can choose the parts you like and skip over the rest. Every part of me, as it happens. No filters. No apologies. Okay, maybe some apologies.

A fresh start

I’ve deleted all previous content. Not permanently but long enough for me to feel the clarity of not having 6 years of content trying to dictate where I should go or what I should write. I’ve also deleted all exiting categories. I think I’m going to move to a tag based system. There is to much crossover in my life and I don’t want to fall into the trap of sectioning myself off again. Tags will provide a sort of web of connected thoughts across my life which seems far more appropriate. Yes, technically tags are just a different kind of sectioning, but it feel far more organic and liquid.

What’s Next?

Haven’t you been paying attention? I have no idea. Life may be as such that I write a lot at some points and nothing at others. My posts may be weighted heavily towards a particular topic for periods of time and then out of no where I may post something completely unrelated to anything I’ve written before. Life is unpredictable. Why should this blog be any different?