Without fail, when I say I am going to do something with this blog, I will fail to do it. That’s not really true, but I do often suggest that I am going to do something here and not follow through. I was otherwise occupied last week. But, I have a couple of ideas for things to write about, so hopefully I’ll get in a couple of posts with real content here tomorrow and Saturday.
I decided the other day that I am going to actually take a stab at doing a podcast or YouTube channel. I’ve thought about it for a while, and about a year ago really decided what I would want to do with it if I ever committed to it. Surprise, it would look a lot like the sort of things that I write about here… sort of an intersection of politics, culture, faith, and philosophy. I’d like to focus on the interplay between all of those things, as well as examine some specific aspects of them all. Obviously I will be coming at it all from my own political, cultural, religious, and philosophical perspectives, but I also want to consider some things that I do not hold to as well. Anyway, I picked up a pretty decent microphone, and I created a YouTube channel (nothing is there yet). At first it’s going to be all audio and I’ll probably just cut together some images to talk over. Once I’m comfortable with the voice aspect I might capture some video as well… almost certainly I’ll just be using my iPhone’s camera for that, as it should do the job well enough and anything better would be a bit pricey.
In any case, I am probably weeks away from actually posting something, but I plan to start recording audio (you know, as trial runs) tomorrow. Tomorrow might literally be just reading through the blog post I write, or maybe just talking off the cuff about the same subject. In any case, it will literally be just for me, as I won’t be posting it anywhere.
Oh, I guess I should update my feelings on being disconnected from Facebook. It’s still pretty great! I don’t miss it at all really. There’s been a couple of times when not having it was slightly inconvenient because a link on google was leading me to someone’s Facebook page, or some app I was using wanted to log in to Facebook, but I really don’t miss being on there. This COULD last indefinitely, though whenever I decide that it will, I will probably briefly activate it to pull down all my pictures and whatnot on there. I’ve found that life feels less contentious, and I’m not feeling that obligation to stream through that flood of information. I guess the one thing that I have felt is a bit weird is whenever I come across something that I think is great (a video, or an article, or whatever), I haven’t really known what to do with it. But I think that’s good. I can share it directly with someone who I think will appreciate it, or I can just absorb it and use the information when interacting with someone, instead of just randomly shooting it out there and hoping that people “like” it.
Ok, that’s enough rambling.
Real post coming within the next 24 hours!