It turns out that I missed blogging too much, so here is my great return.
After taking a six-or-so month break, I realized how much I missed using my blog as a place to throw out ideas, get feedback on those ideas, and jot down random thoughts.
This version of the blog, however, is going to be a bit different than the previous incarnation. Instead of coming at this blog as if it were a total brain dump/diary/journal/etc., Iâ€™m going to be more focused and less randomâ€¦ I know that the randomness makes blogs sorta fun, but the dangers are: 1. you write about stuff that you later regret; 2. itâ€™s hard to develop an audience outside of your friends (who donâ€™t mind randomness) because every time someone visits there is something different; 3. you feel overwhelmed by the need to write about everything and the blog becomes more of a burden than something fun.
So with that in mind, I am going to try to set the scope of my blog to cover the following topics: politics (my rants against the cosnervative Christian right and their frightening growing power in the United States), movies (mini-reviews of films I watch), music, and cultural studies-type stuff (my thoughts on books Iâ€™m reading and whatnot). Note: absent from that list is stuff like: what I did last night, what Iâ€™m making for dinner, which Lord of the Rings character am I, etc. So yeah, less personal stuff is the ultimate goal.
Also, I am using a program called WordPress to manage the site. Although it was hella fun to write my own blog engine last time, it became annoying when I wanted to add things but didnâ€™t want to spend all the time figuring out how to code them and then finding the time to do the actual coding. I hope to do some modifications to WordPress to make it more my own (since it uses PHP also), so itâ€™ll still be unique (hopefully).
That said, welcome back everyone (if there is an â€œeveryoneâ€ reading this now), and give as much feedback as possible â€” thatâ€™s the most fun part of a blog.