This week I got back to blogging (yet again 😳) on micro.blog and started getting all the bits and bobs going:
- My Now page
- My omg.lol profile and now page got updated
- Started tying together my various social media stuff
I’ve got a lot of work to do but at the very least I’ve got a list of stuff I need to do. Starting to tackle the About page is next. Some theme tweaking is also in order. One thing I find odd is that nobody I follow on micro.blog who actually uses micro.blog as the blogging platform seems to use a header image on their site and none of the themes I’ve seen support that. I need to fix that; I love header images.
What I wrote
About starting over and why I am back in a relationship with Ulysses.
I’m tweaking how I view the week and work vs. personal time. This is about Saturday.
What I read
Part of what gave me a bit of hope in starting up this blog again was Anna’s post about being a person online, specifically this passage:
Recently, I came across an online conversation where a blogger wondered what he was even doing online; wondered if it mattered that he posted observations about his life, and took photos of his neighborhood.
Why did he bother?
Was he providing any value?
Did his web presence matter?
Yes, it does. It matters to me, because I enjoy reading what he writes and posts; it gives me a glimpse into a different life.
I see great value in sites that post personal observations. They do what novels do: they help us grow in empathy and imagination. They help us to see one another as full human beings rather than objects, roles, or labels.
Reading this was immensely helpful. Please read the rest of that piece. It has some very good thinking and guidelines about being a good person online.
Also this piece, Warning Lights, about the importance of creating a personal framework for your life. I will be spending more time studying this and thinking about it.
I suspect many in the blogging community know who Derek Sivers is. I’ve read his stuff in the past but was intrigued about reading more about the Now page, how he uses his About page, and what the difference is after deciding to start this blog up again. Derek has done a lot in his life and has a very interesting perspective on things. Particularly interesting to me was his writing on how he approaches learning new things. Read his About page and you’ll probably find it as motivational as I did!