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new steven brust books comes out in july. and he's already a few chapters into his next one. fun fun.

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i've decided to move some of my blog content off of livejournal and on to my own domain. a brief overview of what content is shifting and why can be found in my bio page, but i thought i'd expand on some of it here.

livejournal has and will remain an important part of my daily life. i doubt that will ever change. i'm going to continue reading my friends page religiously (even though sometimes i have to skim, i never ever skip), and i will continue to write content here.

the motivation behind me creating a blog in my own space is due largely to how a subtle sense of self-consciousness regarding my audience base restricts what and how i write on here. I've always made it my creed that "this is my journal. i'll write what i want in here. if you don't like it, you don't have to read it." But in practice, that is *not* in fact what i do with this blog. I don't like cluttering up my friends' pages, and even an LJ-cut will sometimes not save me from feeling the need to create entries that are more condensed versions of how i truly want to express myself. Sometimes that's a good thing considering how much i ramble, but other times that limitation can make me feel that i don't control how i speak here.

having a blog in my own space relieves me of that self-consciousness because my audience has to deliberately navigate to the blog of their own volition. If people find what i write about interesting enough, they'll come back for more. If they don't, they don't have to visit nor do they have to worry about filtering out or scrolling way past my ramblings on their friends page.

hopefully what this will do is help me find my voice and identity more firmly. we'll see how it goes.

As for what content is shifting over versus staying here, the idea is that this journal will remain the refuge for things that are going on in my life or thoughts that are more personal/intimate that i can safely place behind a friends lock. darkblog resonate will be a place where a majority of my "thought" entries will go, such as the stuff i usually tag under ideas or my psyche. Some of that content may still reside here.

Please visit me over there if you are so inclined. i welcome all comments/feedback about the site and about what i write. we'll see where this whole thing takes me. i'm pretty optimistic about it.

in other random news, it looks like i may have to renew my passport because my boss may be sending me to either dublin or india for work-related thingies. nothing set in stone, but yeah - that would be pretty frickin' sweet.

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desertlotus
Mar. 10th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
travel -- cool!

i like the graphic, by the way. very nice workaround.
lifeofmendel
Mar. 10th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
thanks very much. :)
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