I’m Bringing Blogging Back (to this one anyway)
It’s been a long time since I’ve made any new entries on this particular blog, and the main reason seems to be an occurrence of blog-tool-overload. There are a lot of blogging platforms and tools available these days and my experimental nature makes me want to try all of them.
This WordPress blog was my first “real” attempt at maintaining a legitimate online journal presence, although chronologically, there was a livejournal page before this one. That was ten years ago, though, before I really hit my stride as a professional photographer, and I didn’t really have a lot of interesting photo posts — something this blog is centered around. So, I just won’t count the livejournal page. It was just a bunch of whining anyway, I’m pretty sure. I don’t remember.
In my absence from regular WordPress posts, I’ve tried other platforms like Uber (awesome, but now defunct), deviantART (useful but over-run with bad anime artists and amateur photogs who are addicted to their own page view count), Facebook (useful for keeping up with friends, but the worst blogging platform imaginable), Myspace (a vicious lie; I never tried keeping an active blog on myspace — I’m not in a band, or sixteen years old, or both), Blogspot and TypePad (suck and suck), and who knows what else.
Of all the blogging platforms I’ve tried, I’ve yet to find one that can match WordPress in the amount of great tools available, ease-of-use, and awesome PageRank when it comes to getting my blog entries seen in relevant Google searches. WP wins, and I’m back. This blog is once again active as the main outlet for my net-based wisdom, which I’m sure you’re all clamoring for right about now. Please try to contain yourselves; I’ll be posting soon.