So as of April of this year, I have re-evaluated my blogging strategy. Over the last three years I have played with every major tool out there – WordPress, LiveJournal, TypePad, Spaces, Blogger, MySpace, Friendster, and more. It has been an interesting experiment in many respects. At the same time, I have experimented with various forms of content, ranging from amusing personal anecdotes to writing about hobbies, and more.
My observation is that the new age of electronic social networking is quite daunting – the myriad of means to communicate, extremely dedicated online communities, and sheer numbers of individuals posting content is simply mind boggling. Participating meaningfully can end up eating a significant part of one’s life – often to the detriment of an actual life.
At the end of this my conclusion is that I do have a life of my own – and do not need a digital alter ego to complete my existence. Creating and managing meaningful content while still maintaing a reasonable semblance of privacy also requires significant effort – considerably more effort than my various experiments require without sacrificing my actual non-work life. So to this end, I have decided to focus on quality versus quantity and consolidated my digital efforts to my work blog and my digital photography for now and ceased my other experimental pursuits.
So, please enjoy these at:
- Work Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/rdonovan/
- Photo Gallery: http:///www.flickr.com/photos/rdonovan/sets/
Be seeing you!