The urge to write an I wish song style blog post here is strong, this being my first post on this website. I shall resist, however.
I have been fond of blogs since I discovered the magic of RSS. Then came the platforms of Instagram and Facebook which turned RSS on its head. After being lambasted for years with clickbait memes on Facebook, I found myself thinking of the days when I would be exposed to new ideas in the format of blogs. I had a good system going with Google Reader till it was killed.
The creative part of me wants to explore ideas. The social media wasteland seems cluttered with Buzzfeed style shit content. I am looking for ideas that have a shelf life of more than 10 seconds. I am forcing myself to dust off the old RSS reader subscriptions which have been chugging away loyally. Great people are still typing, producing beautiful words.
I have been primarily exploring ideas through my new hobbies, namely woodworking and youtubing. I still want to continue doing those. But woodworking and youtubing are activities that are a result of ideas, not platforms where ideas are formed and distilled. I need to distill and condense the jumble of thoughts that run through my brain -- and form consice ideas that I can then project into my hobbies. This is where this blog comes in. Let's see where it takes me.