My goal is to make this blog a journal, a personal history, and a soapbox or sounding board. To start this process I have been moving things from a previous blog over to this one. The previous blog was within a closed internet community. I realized that my writing and concerns were a bit more general. Even my personal concerns as they might relate directly to that community did not need to be so closely guarded and could be more openly expressed.
Important to me from that old blog were posts that pertained to my history, but also some thoughts that I felt were well expressed or of an important or telling nature. I have been moving those older posts, turning them into articles for this blog. Those articles are available under the headings shown on the main menu: My Life, Thoughts, Head Movies, and Weird Science.
At this point I feel I have moved all of the really critical stuff. There is a hand full of posts from the old blog that I will revisit in the future, as they require rewrites either because I felt they were poorly written in the first place or because the issues they address are weak.
As such, I will begin to enter into a more blogging phase now, writing more posts and posting fewer article pages. Any posts that I feel are of good value either because they are well written and engaging or because they contain valuable information about my past or me, will be converted to an article and placed in its appropriate page area as well as presented as a normal post.
So the old blog is basically mined out. Let the new blogging begin.