Over the last couple months I’m sure some of you have noticed that I’ve been sharing more personal stories. This isn’t to say that the blog is going to be all personal (I’ll keep the the mixture of technical to personal to irrelevant), it’s something to share a bit about myself in my writing. Sometimes I don’t get personal and tell my own stories at all. I think this leads to an abstraction to any regular readers that do not really know who I am.
Telling the stories that mean something to me is two-fold. One is that it is cathartic like my Month of Mom series, others are just blowing off steam. The second major thing is it makes sure that there is a record some where for my son to have the stories about me that I may forget to pass down in the old oral tradition – in my day we had modems that moved 1.4 KB down or up the network at a time – and we liked it.
I also think in a way it makes me a better writer. I think it gets me in touch with the things that are away from the realm of technical. The people that follow or friended me on any of the services I use can have a peek at me in a way that other bloggers don’t share. Other bloggers can stay on set topics for an overall blog better then I can, so it’s a hodge podge here of what you may or may not get.
I hope everyone is enjoying the ride.