Indulge me while I make this blog about myself for a hot minute.
I've been trying to start a second blog lately over on Tumblr. The idea was to have a place to write without the burden of being right. Just a place to have some fun and some unimportant ideas. To scratch different kinds of writing itches.
This blog could then continue to serve as some sort of advertising/tech thing that would be impressive to people in the business. I've since run into three issues:
- I don't like having a site with some dumb name. I've had to endure some pretty terrible band names in my life and I don't want to have to deal with that sort of embarrassment anymore. Can't I just be me?
- This was started to as an advertising planning blog, but it gets sort of dull writing about that stuff all the time. The really good nuggets come from life. Also, I think the line between regular person and charlatan can look thin when blogging about strategy.
- I'm not sure that anyone would miss the sort of thing that I've been posting here. In my mind, it's been mostly boring and available elsewhere. I know I wouldn't miss it. Maybe I'll banish it to another platform. Isn't Posterous the blog version of Siberia since Twitter bought it and scared everyone away?
I keep thinking that the best thing to do would be to use this as a proper blog rather than a heap of links and block quotes. I told myself that I would give the Tumblr thing 3 months before turning on it, but my gut is telling me to scrap it now. The most difficult thing will be to look at this through a looser lens. To ignore the feeling of panic whenever I post something unrelated to transmedia so-and-so or social media yada. But if I could quit smoking cigarettes, surely I can quit the feeling of career self-importance that comes from posting about that sort of thing.
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