Well, actually, this time around, it’s pretty much the same website, but I actually have a focus for it. Look, I write quite a lot. Along with that, I make music, art, and stuff like that. While I do a lot of sharing on Google+, and will continue to share a lot on Google+, I wanted to have someplace to write and share things that don’t usually fit into my “normal librarian world.”
So if you’re new here, here’s what I’m on about:
I wanted to set up a place where I could write about, well, pretty much anything, and share it. I don’t claim to be a genius or even to be a decent writer. What I do claim is that I write very often and I write a lot about a variety of things that interest me. Writing is how I focus thoughts and opinions and, hopefully, help a few other people learn the things I learned. Google+ is a great place to share that stuff, but it’s not so handy for long form writing.
WordPress is, and I love WordPress.
Okay, fine, Dan. Great. So what are you going to write about?
Well, that’s the fun thing. I don’t know. Like I said above, I write about anything I find interesting at any given time. It’s rare for me to fully lose interest in something, so I may come back and write about something I’ve not even talked about in months. Still, if you must know, here’s a short list of things that tickle my brain and produce thoughts.
- The Internet and cyberculture
- New media (podcasting, video casting, etc)
- Counterculture and culture jamming
- Blogging (very meta, I know)
- News and events
- Television and radio
- Fiction (As in, I occasionally write stories.)
- The cinema
- Other writers
- Genres and genre-bending
- Genders and gender-bending
- Fire and water bending
- Brian Michael Bendis (wait… I think I’ve gotten off track here.)
- Open source
- Cartoons and comics
- Sex and sexuality
Keep in mind, that list can change, revise, amend, disappear, reappear, get lost, find itself, and then appear on a reality show snuggled up between Snooki’s breasts for all I know. In other words, the list is irresponsible and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
The important bit is simply this. I’m going to write stuff, put it here, and hope you’ll be entertained and informed. I don’t write in an academic style because that’s boring. I don’t often cite sources because most people don’t care. In the end, if you like to read, I think you’re going to have a fairly decent time.
Right on, we’ll get started in the next day or so. I’m already working on stuff.