The State of Things

An “old” online term came up on a podcast I was listening to the other day: the blogroll. This link list of blogs you want visitors to know about, or friends. Another thing that came up in that interview pre-blogging platform era: Movable Type. Anyone who had an online existence before 2000’s -way before this current onslaught of mass-presence online- would be sure to grow some nostalgia horns, and wear them proudly.

I never got to install those Movable Type CGI plugins, so WordPress (post-Cafelog times, I remember!) was a neat thing, since blogging didn’t feel so bare-bones anymore. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when I knowingly had my domain and webhosting expire. Namecheap had my account expiry on a grace period, so I did renew everything. It felt like playing a worn guitar you won’t ever touch again because it lost its charm, when you have shinier, better things to mess around with, but it has your name on it.

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When studies find where people stay the most online, I don’t think I even finish reading past the results from the headline. I’m on Youtube daily, and after reviewing this channel, surgically stripping songs I love/d from my youth, I instantly realized that more than half of what I was deciding to spend my time on was garbage. Learning was ideal, but I didn’t have to understand music theory, and take a test after. Music, of course, is the exception.

Browse smart! Better yet, browse smarter!

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I’ve had my mind on making a vlog, and I’ve surrendered willingly to also accept that as a viable word. I’ve done podcasts before, and the production and the feedback I got was more than good, it was near heartwarming. A recent camera purchase almost had me convinced it was a good idea, because it can do 4K video. The idea doesn’t sound any good anymore. I don’t even have to write a list down to strike it off from my mind.

Maybe its not apparent, but recent events also made me understand that I have really no wanderlust in me, and the only place I know to be soul-quenching would be Japan. My feet set on Japan last December, and I’ve only a handful of photos and videos to show for it. Changing life-temperament?

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The current state is not limbo. Its all normal and fine over at Instagram, and my idol-centric self is active and social on Twitter, and this blog retains its purpose, much like a business card I hand over, all antiquated, like the gesture itself.

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