"I am Lazarus, risen from the grave!"
So it looks like I'm going to give this thing another whirl. After a few years of more-or-less regular posting I abandoned the blog almost two years ago. A hell of a long time for a battery re-charge, eh?
So what's compelled me to pick up quill and ink again? A few things. The advent of Twitter and Facebook has linked me in new and interesting ways to an online community that, amazingly enough, simply didn't exist in this form two years ago. And I kind of like the idea of seeing how blogging works in this new context. Backwards, I know--many are abandoning blogging, given the ability to share opinions and links on Facebook and Twitter, and here I am picking it up again. Well, so be it.
Another contributing factor is the nagging TV series blogging itch I've always wanted to scratch. During Round One of the blog I did plenty of TV blogging, including posts about specific episodes, but never the kind of episode-by-episode blogging of an entire season I am so much a fan of in my own online reading. And with the imminent arrival of HBO's Game of Thrones series, the time seemed ripe. I am a big fan of the books, which I had just started reading when I abandoned the blog two years ago, and have been very eagerly following the development of the series over the last year. So it just seemed a natural fit to try my hand at the form with this series. We'll see how I do.
More factors? Sure. Over the past six months I have been blogging for work some, on the topic of innovation on my company's internal blogging system. And that blogging has most definitely awakened the urge.
Finally? I miss sharing thoughts, opinions, and arguments about the many forms of pop culture I imbibe in, and I miss having my tiny little platform on the web to do it on. I miss Tosy and Cosh.
So. Here I am. What's new with you?