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Shutting Down

I debated with myself on whether or not I should post something about my decision, and ultimately thought it would be a good idea to do so.

I’m going to shut down this blog. I have a different place to share my writing where I don’t personally identify myself (so obviously, I’m not going to link it here). I don’t want to continue posting here where I am personally associated with this.

I have several reasons for doing this, and the biggest one IS that I don’t want to share things in this way anymore. The only thing I haven’t decided is whether to keep this online somewhere else or just export the entries and keep them saved. There are some articles I’m proud of writing and I don’t want to lose them.

Something to think about. At any rate, this will probably be online for a few more months while I figure out what to do with it. But this is the last post!

Thanks for reading.

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Creativity Sink Hole

Just wanting to smash my keyboard right now, that’s all.  Got that feeling that I want to create something but can’t put together what that is or should be.

I get this feeling a lot.  Why is that?  I honestly have no idea.  One thing that I would love to do is create a product I can sell on the side of my regular job, but often times (including now) I feel like I have no useful skills.  Or the skills that I do have, I’m not sure how to market properly.

Ah well, that’s just my issue.  What’s bugging you?

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No post today…

In case you were sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for something from me, it’s not happening. Got too busy this week. But if you want some fresh content check out my podcast at www.alternativeairwaves.com!

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What brought you here?

My brain is bereft of topics to write about today, so I thought I would keep it simple and just ask one question: what brought you to my blog today (or on previous days)?  Was there a specific topic that you saw that caught your eye?  Do you enjoy my writing?  Inquiring minds (well, just one) want to know!

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The No Format Blog

This is the No Format Blog.  It draws direct inspiration from the (unfortunately) now-defunct No Format Podcast.  What I liked about that podcast was that they felt free to explore whatever topic they wanted to discuss – movies, photography, technology – they weren’t limited to one single topic.

While that concept is hardly a novelty, there weren’t really very many podcasts like it when the show was updating regularly.  Still, they pulled off the concept a lot better than most “guys-around-a-mic” podcasts do in 2017.

But enough about them.  My name is Stephen (you can call me Steve too, I won’t complain).  I needed a place to just write about anything that interests me.  I’m not doing this for money or popularity; in fact my only hope is that people read it and interact.  If only 5 people do just that I’ll be happy.  But there isn’t one single topic that I want to focus on, so creating a blank slate was really helpful.

I’ve blogged before – in fact, I technically already have a blog space that I can do this with.  But I wanted to start fresh and try to build an audience without any preconceptions.

So what’s in store if you stick around and read my blog?  I have a wide variety of interests, but I bet the predominant topics will end up being about media in general (with an emphasis on podcasts, TV, and film), a little bit of photography, writing, Android-related stuff…that’s all that comes to mind off the top of my head.  There will probably be other things popping up.  I definitely want to throw in personal bias and experience in wherever possible.

But at the same time I recognize that I’m not a celebrity.  A random reader probably doesn’t care who I am or what I’m eating for breakfast – so you’re not likely to see that unless I really want to share a recipe with you.

Please be honest and feel free to criticize any writing I post here.  Challenge my views.  Or agree with me 100%.  All good.  As long as whoever is reading this gets some kind of satisfaction after doing so.

Thank you!

 


Steve