I think it’s time to slow things down around here. I post everyday, mainly because I was the one that started Blog365, but also because I enjoy it. I have really enjoyed it and feel a sense of accomplishment since I have completed just over six months of daily posts. I guess what I have decided is that I have proven the point to myself and that I need to now focus on my purpose for posting. Sure, posting the funny viral stuff is fun and I tend to get a lot of hits on my site from that stuff, but what is that worth? Not much unless I get paid to post stuff I guess, and I don’t get paid for any of it, though I am sure that is no surprise. I could just as easily see it elsewhere, laugh, and move on.
I do write purposeful things on this site . Whether it be my own perspective on some tech topic or maybe something more personal, like losing weight. I pour myself into this in many ways. I guess for now though, I want the more purposeful and thoughtful kinds of things to be the only things that make it on my site. I am leaving the simple stuff, that has little to do with me, out of the equation and I will take that time and reinvest it back into my non-web life…
I have always viewed Kamen Lee Dot Com as potential a beginning of some kind. I have dreams of one day being a professional web presence. Whether it be tech in nature or some other kind of niche, I just always thought of my site as a starting point for that dream. At the moment I am finding that it has increased my ability and has helped me to improve my writing ability and style, but it has been taking up a lot of time. I feel the pressure, on a daily basis, to make a post about something and I am at the point that I generally abandon the way I want to post, for what I have time to post. In other words, Quantity has been reigning over Quality in most cases, not ALL, but most.
So what now?
We’ll see what happens. I guess I have come to the point where I end up asking myself what is all of this worth. What end result in life will be improved by me posting some goofy stuff on a virtual space? What else could I be doing with the time it takes to post that television blooper I saw on YouTube? I am starting to wonder where the use of the internet is complimentary to my life and where it is contradictory.
My wife and I are getting seriously close to getting involved in some kind of foster care program. Once that happens, the kid ball, so to speak, will be rolling and within a handful of years the phrases “fostering”, “adoption”, and “having our own” may ALL be a part of our evolving adult vocabulary. In that lens, I don’t see much room for Twittering, Blogging, or Otherwise unless it’s part of some kind of home based business.
So there it is, things are going to change and I am actually looking forward to relieving myself of the weight I placed on my own shoulders with the whole" “Blog all year” thing… Keep you RSS subscription and keep checking in, I am pretty sure I am not going away, I’m just changing gears to keep things moving in the right direction.
Oh, and just so everyone is clear on this. You can hire me to be a pro blogger of some kind. You would make my millennium…