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About 8 or 9 years ago (the time’s a little fuzzy), I took down the blog that used to live on this website.

I look back to recall why I did it, and the only thing I remember is a sense of relief after realizing I didn’t have to post anything to it anymore. I had a self-imposed pressure to write content and would feel guilty whenever I would go long stretches without posting anything.

It just wasn’t fun anymore and felt like a burden, so I decided to archive it away and move on.

So, why now?

That’s a good question. I think the simplest answer is that I needed a project to occupy my mind during the days of COVID-19, but that's not the only reason.

Back in 2016 and 2017, I quit Facebook and Twitter, respectively. In this past year, I also gave up Instagram. It was the madness and insanity around the last two US presidential elections that motivated me to quit social media. I do miss some of those connections (thinking of you, Ace the German Shepherd), but I don't regret quitting. Sadly, the unfortunate side-effect of that is that I'm a bit cut-off from everyone.

Because I lack a proper outlet on the Internet to connect with people I don't already know, I decided to go old school and build a new blog. I take pleasure in hosting my own website and would prefer to make my content available here without having to go through Facebook or some other platform.

What’s this blog going to be about?

I have some ideas about the content I'd like to post on this blog.

In the meantime, I’m going to work on the theme, layout, backend, and presentation services. Once I have things settled, I’ll write up how I chose to serve this site on the Internet.


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