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Good habits to get into

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18-cockpit-avion-boeing-787As I went through this blog’s past and spent the last few days thinking about what I wanted this thing to be, it dawned on me that I had already put some good things in place here when I began… For instance, I really like the idea of throwing multiple topics out in brief bullets in the same post, something I referred to in the early days as FLICS, “Five Little Internet Conversation Starters.” Topics often come into my mind in waves, so I thought I’d share them almost as quickly as they spring up.

I also like when posts are fully tagged and easy to find. This will be important here because I intend to cover lots of ground: life, politics, sports, culture, sexuality and relationships, language, and more. I’m hoping to make the comments sections open and interactive and encourage different views and emotions to be shared using my posts as a jumping off point.

All it will take is some practice. WordPress, even these several years later, remains a cockpit to me, a place where an awful lot happens but where I don’t necessarily know what everything does. All I know is I want to press every single button I can.

Written by Dave

May 15, 2016 at 22:57

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So why will this time be different?

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One of the worst things about blogs is that people create them all the time and then quickly forget about them. People get bored; they get boring; they get busy. Life intervenes. Sometimes the blogs themselves look nice, like they might have promise, like friends and family and even random voyagers on the internet might want to read what they say.

Well, as you can see, I have not managed to avoid this trap. Even just two posts down from here, back in November of 2012, was the last time I had to apologize for disappearing off the face of the planet. And that was really just to set up a crazy venting session about the presidential election of that year.

It’s not that I don’t have things to say; I most definitely have a lot I want to share here. The trick is to find the time and the motivation to share and to feed my love of writing. I have this forum that I created for myself some time ago, and I see absolutely no reason not to use it.

I hope those who may have subscribed to this blog years ago when I swore up and down that I was going to write in it more often do not receive a bunch of nuisance emails now as I figure out what I want this thing to be, as I fine tune it. Please let me know right away if you get bombed with emails and need me to make them stop.

So I love to write, and I was recently inspired to get back to it, to make the time for myself every day to put my thoughts out there. Hopefully I can keep myself honest and not let years go by between attempts.

Written by Dave

May 14, 2016 at 22:27

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How commenting works

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Here’s a quick little administrative note about how commenting works here.

Anyone and everyone should feel encouraged to leave comments on any post or page.  If you have never posted a comment before, I will have to approve your first one. Once you’re golden, you’re golden.

If I know who you are, you can post anything – positive or negative – but it will be up to me to decide if any comment can stay up once posted.  If I don’t know who you are, your comment should be on topic and written in a language I understand.  If you feel you have nothing better to do on a Saturday morning than to come here and leave a craven, anonymous nastygram telling me how self-absorbed I am, this is probably not the blog for you.

Written by Dave

June 23, 2012 at 09:59

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Welcome

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Hi.

I recently decided I needed a new place to talk about things.

It had to be more private than Facebook.
It had to give me more space than Twitter.
It had to be more flexible than the blog I used when I was younger.

So here we are. Enjoy the crazy.

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June 18, 2012 at 13:35

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