Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Okay. So I could either keep paying, like, $15 a year (plus extra for private registration) for my personalized domain from Bluehost, plus about $80 a year for my hosting from...uhh, I forget who my host is. Which shows how often I logged in.

ANYWAY - or I can pay $12 for my custom domain name and get free hosting from Blogger, and get private registration for free.

All to pursue a hobby I tend to do on a random whim.

Yeah...that was a hard decision.

This may not be as crazy customizable as Wordpress, but it's still pretty easy to customize, and it's not as mindblowingly complicated either. I mean, I'm pretty smart, and I figured all that out, but it didn't mean I WANTED to.

I'll get back to some quality programming here pretty soon. I do have some legit stuff to post. Right now though, I'm going to go to bed. #priorities, after all.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Um, wow. It's been a long time since I've written a post on this blog. So long that I didn't really remember what it contained so I deleted all the previous posts and started over.

I want to blog. I do not want to be a "blogger." I've been half-heartedly chasing that for so long. I've read books and posts about what I "should" do to be successful - how I need to specialize, how I need to promote via social media, how I need to have Pinterest-friendly images. You know what? Screw it. I'm done. I want to write for the pure joy of writing. I want to write because it helps me. I want to talk about whatever the hell I want to talk about. I want to be amazingly, deeply, real. I don't want to put myself in a box like I have for so long. I'm going to write whatever I want and I'm not going to give a damn if people read it.

Because this is the real me. I'm focused on living a simple, quality life. I'm fighting through life as best as I can, battling depression and anxiety. I'm a terribly imperfect Christian who tends to swear far too often (I try not to but it doesn't always work). I'm a wholeheartedly passionate geek. I'm trying to get out of debt.

I'm not going to chase blogging "the right way." I'm not going to attempt to be a successful blogger. I do not need to be the next Joshua Becker or Courtney Carver or any of the other ones I read. I'm allowing myself the luxury of letting go of those ideas. All I need to do is write. That's a pretty simple concept.

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