A New Year’s Resolution


On New Year’s Eve this year, I thought about the resolutions that I wanted to make (and most likely not keep). There were the typical resolutions like, “Man, I would really like to look the way I did for my wedding again,” and offbeat resolutions like, “This is the year I will learn how to ride a horse!” But there was one resolution that I decided to make that is probably the one that I care most about (yes, even over the mythical “getting in shape”) is getting back into blogging again.

I’ve been blogging since I was in college, over a decade (eesh) ago. Back then, we mostly used livejournal. Mine still exists, and I occasionally read it when I feel the need to cringe. More recently, I had a blog about World of Warcraft called The Dancing Tree, but as I haven’t been playing WoW a ton, I don’t have as much to say about the game. And so for the past year, I’ve been trying to think about what I would like to write about that might actually have some sort of audience.

As I’ve gotten older, I find it more and more difficult to define myself by any of the labels that the internet likes to fit people into. Am I still a geek, a gamer, a punk, or a graphic designer? Sure, but those things aren’t all that I am. And so my  blog isn’t only about that either. I plan to talk about gaming (even WoW) and cool little design things I find and fun apps or phone accessories or neat online companies that I enjoy or writing (I have dreams of being an author). I’ll probably also talk about my cats, because cats.

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The title of the blog comes from a song called “Mass Romantic” by the band New Pornographers, and I’ve used it back in the day on my old livejournal as well. I like the title, and I’ve always thought it was a good one to tell a story about a life online. I also like the idea of returning to my blogging roots after all this time.

I’m looking forward to writing again, and I can’t wait to see where this goes. Thanks for checking in!