Okay, I work for WordPress.com, full disclosure, I have a lot of blogs. Some I use for testing, some for fun, some for ramblings that I never share, the list goes on for the reasons I have so many.
But I’ve been starting to wonder why. Why do I have blogs for all these different topics? I write on a few of them semi regularly depending on what I’m thinking about or contemplating at the time. But I always come back to this one. I don’t write here much, but the idea behind it was that it would encompass “Annalogy”. My own made-up word to describe my personal brain inner workings or “logic” as it were. Anna logy. Also it sounds like analogy, which I love using when trying to explain things.
So, if this blog is supposed to encompass all of my internal logic and the different topics that my brain explores, then why do I have other blogs? If this place is for me to express what I’m interested in, exploring, making, doing, or just thinking about, why have my thoughts split into these other places?
I guess partly because that’s what the “marketing” world has told us to do somewhat. When it comes to creating a brand (would I even want to be a brand?), it seems we are told we need to be specific so that in order to stay on brand. We live in a time where companies and corporations are trying to be more human and humans are trying to make themselves into a brand.
Well I’m starting to say fuck all that.
I’m going to try writing here more. And about whatever the fuck has my attention.
And yes, if you are allergic to four letter words (blatantly stole that disclaimer from Crazytown, a great podcast from Post Carbon Institute), this might not be the place for you. But this is my brain, this is how it works, this is how I think, and I’m going to express myself how I see fit.
I think I’m going to take the Robert A. Heinlein quote to heart for a while and see how it goes, putting all parts of me together.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.