Well, as you can tell I have not really made the blog a priority in 2014. Already 25% through the year and this will be my 4th post. But its not because my online interest has waned. In fact, I think I’m up on Facebook and Instagram posts to an all time high! (I wonder if there is a site or app that can tell me?)
So as you can imagine, there isn’t really anything to update. Why bother posting? Because its important to me to put something recent on the blog for the purpose of site metrics.
Why bother tracking metrics IF I’m not keeping it updated? Well, because of Google and other search sites. I still get hits based on search results and it is quite interesting to see what people are searching for.
The “podcast” has suffered most. I’ve made dozens of recordings but I just can’t be bothered to post any of it. I think I have grown tired of being a solo voice. I still think I have a passion for recording, but it is mostly in a transition mode. At least that is what I tell myself.
However, I do still have an interest in maintaining the blog. This has happened to me before. I think just before WordPress left the 1.0 phase I was also struggling to look for content. Fear not, dedicated subscriber or reader. You never know when my whim will swing me back around to crazy amounts of content, if only to figure out if I can (and less about whether I should).
Well, I guess there is ONE thing that is newer. I’ve renewed my interest in the mobile-game Ingress. If anyone tells me to get off my butt and go do something, I tell them I already do while playing Ingress. While I still have my face stuck in a screen, at least I’m out walking around. However, I can really only play the game in the months with nicer weather. Not only is it uncomfortable to stand out in the rain, but the crappy weather does stupid things to GPS.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. Blog posts will continue to be scarce. My REAL activity is on Facebook and Instagram, as stated before. I’d love it if you gave one of them a try to see all the stuff that is REALLY going on. But it HAS become a case of “You had to be there” online. By the time I sit down to write a post, the “moment” of it all is lost. I suppose that says more about my own ability to form a story, but I would counter that I’ve become rather engaged with the “now”.