by pittcaleb 9135 views
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens
The first post in this blog is dated 1/15/05, nearly six years ago. Since then, I have written 854 entries - more than a post every 3 days, including the large time I have been off this past year. Amazing if you think about it.
But that's not all, if you use the Internet Archive machine and go to my old web site, you can see that I was "blogging" before Blog was even a word. Based on the archive, it appears I have been "blogging" since at least 5-13-1999! Yeah, think about that - I've been posting random musing of my life for 11.5 years!
It's time for a change. I've written this post in my head a dozen times over the past couple of years, but now it's time for it to be published. Two of the blogs I used to read regularly have gone silent in the past 12 months and I believe it's time for Hail2Pitt to find a new meaning too.
Here's my problem - if you read the items I have posted over the years, you know I don't just throw up a link & sentence and hit submit. Everything I do I want to provide my personal commentary - I'm not a news gathering site, I'm a commentary site, with my slant on news, technology & religion.
Therein lies my problem - if you know me, I operate in verbose mode all the time. Terse is not a part of my vocabulary. This hearkens back to Zorg for all you old-timers.
I have a list of probably 50 hyperlinks, news items, web sites, etc. that I want to blog about - I am not lacking for things to post. What I am lacking is time and desire to post them properly - in a fashion I believe is acceptable to my readership.
What better way to terse'ize ones life than to Tweet? So that's my new idea - I've been on Twitter for quite some time and use it to post random thoughts that at least a hundred people, probably 50 of them real folks I know, find interesting. That's going to be my new outlet. I am never at a loss for things to say or talk about, so my new outlet will be Twitter. There I can easily toss up a link and brief comment and be done - no guilt at a lacking commentary, no guilt at leaving my readers bored - just toss it up and let the brevity be the beauty.
This blog will remain for archival purposes. Interestingly, I still get 500-1000 *browser* hits per day on this site with next to no new content in a year. Go figure. The home page will change over the next months I am sure to something interesting and for me to play with, who knows what life it may take on. Check back some time, I'm sure you'll find it interesting.
Heck, on most any social network site or message board, just look for PittCaleb. It's my PSN ID too if you're looking to play some Gran Turismo 5 with me... Note, if I don't actually know you, I won't accept any friend requests, so don't bother - but please follow the Twitter account, that's public and open to everyone. Plus, if I don't have "followers" how will I know if I'm not just talking to an empty room?