Published by jsr,
So. When I was a kid, I always felt like I was born about 20 years too late for where I felt like I fit. Have you ever felt like that too? I bet there are a lot of us that feel like we are out of our time.
And, in a way, I’m still in that boat.
Today, May 23, 2023 I am amazed that I can type a simple note into my Evernote app and viola, I’ve blogged! I know this is so last year! (Or however long this type of blogging has existed.)
Fine! But this is a revelation to me, and it really feels good.
Let me repeat that: I’m blogging this by typing a note into Evernote.
I’ve used Evernote for many years and I think it is one of the last subscriptions that I would drop. (Please don’t tell Evernote that! I don’t need it getting all hoyty toyty self important and charging more for the premium subscription!) But it’s true, I really love Evernote. I know that however much stuff I throw at it and in whatever disorganized way that I do it, Evernote will be there to bring it in and hold it in a way that I can sort it out when I come up for air.
Yesterday I discovered that this same beloved site/app/friend can be used to blog. I’ve been mentally wrestling with this subject for a few years now. I’m feeling more and more disorganized, scattered, drawn in too many directions all at once. Some days I feel like I’m mentally being hanged, drawn and quartered…look it up…it wasn’t fun.
So it’s a relief when we can find areas of life where we can actually simplify by elimination rather than complicate by multiplication, and when we can bring interests and goals together in a way that makes sense, and when we can say NO to new things that demand our attention.
Let me confess something right here. I’ve been a bad blogger for too long now. I’ve gotten lazy. I’ve been overwhelmed by blogging and by the world at large.
Or maybe I’ve just got old.
I started blogging in 2004. That was almost 20 years ago. Back then it was pretty straight forward. We (early bloggers) didn’t really believe that anyone cared what we had to say. We just liked that we could say it in a way that others could find it if they wanted to. I don't think I truly understood the scale of humanity back then. The world seem a lot smaller in term of other ideas and a lot bigger in comparison to actual reality, (i.e. I'm even a smaller spec in the universe than I previously imagined).
I think that as I witnessed the universe expand around me into infinity I became somewhat speechless. I didn't think that anything I could possibly say could mean anything to anyone. but I forgot about one individual that cared about what I had to say. Me!
And who knows, maybe if someone, somewhere wanted to know a thing or two about me, then they can find me ONLINE. (Remember when that word was new? I do!)
So to make a short story a little bit longer than it needed to be (what else is blogging for?), I've found this company named postach.io. You can write notes in Evernote and Postach will make it into an honest to goodness blog post. Just like the good old days, but even easier! And the best part is that it can reduce the number of platforms I use, and maybe I can start to blog again.
Life has become to complex. It's time to simplify.