My First blog post, Ever made an attempt to summarize why it was that I was blogging for the first time. The story I gave was incomplete. What I said was accurate, but I neglected to mention more immediate conditions. These came back to me today along with a change of plans. Well, less a change than a revelation of plans that had hitherto been dormant. As I said, this is not something that I’ve mapped out (consciously).
The reason I ended up blogging on Sept. 5th, 2012, rather than last year or 5 years from now comes down to happenstance. Actually, it’s obscure to me. I remember deciding, “okay, I want to blog tonight”. And rather than doing something else, or lapsing into a journal-writing session describing the successor to blogging (as I understand it), I actually googled WordPress and created a blog. I sort of snuck it in, past those parts of me wary of change or the added effort of learning a new framework/platform. Within minutes, using an intuitive interface, I was composing my first blog post, ever. This experience certainly highlights an important quality of a blog, regardless of any advanced features it provides. Had there been a lengthy initiation required, I may have strayed. Perhaps that means my desire to blog was a mere velleity? No, that should become clear as content compounds.
This all comes to emphasize that I know essentially nothing about WordPress, or even many of the features that are considered standard in the blogosphere (makes you wonder how qualified I am to design the successor when I don’t even know all of what is…). Today, I decided that I was going to dive in, headfirst. I’d created posts and pages, but I’ve come to understand that there is a great deal more beyond the borders of the little I know. So, I bought the WordPress All-in-One For Dummies and started getting serious (dummy serious).
To step back, this is typical (for me) and is, for all intents and purposes, an essential angle of my nature. I can seem slow to adopt new things at times (compared to those who are truly on top of things). I rarely dabble (to my detriment, perhaps). I tend to stay still for relatively long periods of time, until even I start to question my resolve, and then, long after that, I am still sitting still aching to move. Like William Wallace yelling “HOLD!… HOLD!…” in Braveheart.
Then I tend to explode into action or pivot/ratchet upwards another abstraction. It’s all tied to that parenthetical thought pattern that I described at the beginning of Something I would add to a blog. I have a strong tendency to reflect and spiral ‘wards.
Already, I’ve realized that I need to organize my site better (first of all, I mixed up Tags and Categories). So, I’ve went Pro and moved to a domain that I’ve owned for a few years, http://www.jeromeyers.com. As for organization, I’m going to create a new blog named Jeromeyers that will contain non-Psychlotron related stuff. My ‘personal’ blog. This didn’t occur to me at first because, as I said in Psychlotron (Introduction/Kernel/Seed/Spell), this is my life’s work, and it is one movement. However, I understand the utility of organization and categorization. I understand that not everyone will be interested in Psychlotron. I am not immune to common sense. I believe I have things to say that many people who are not interested in Psychlotron may still be interested in. In the end, I understand Psychlotron to contain Jeromeyers and vice versa. I am myself my final work. And anyway, the two shall converge, are converging, are architected to converge.
So, I’m going to get to that.