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July 21, 2005

The Coming Changes « Blogging »

I've been thinking about it all lots...I've made a few false starts already.

The last abortive (pun intended) post showed me something, and kind of put the final nail in the coffin.

I'm not going to quit blogging. But I'm a little sick of "Brain Fertilizer". It's my brand, and so I can't really share it...but I don't really like the direction it's gone.

I don't like fights anymore. I find myself avoiding them more and more. I still have the same conclusions that led to fights...but I don't think people are interested in my conclusions.

One of the changes in the blogosphere lately is the "professionalization" (if you will) of the news/event commentary. I don't have the time to do that anymore, and don't have the inclination to compete against those who do. Call them "Semi-pros". I'm not one.

But people like my writing about the Chiefs. Cool. More of that coming up, yo. If I can write this much in the off-season, I should have plenty to write about during training camp, and even more during the season. I'm going to try to do a post a day once the season starts...'cept that I'll be out of the country until the middle of September.

One thing I can still do, though, is observe humanity, consider/think, and share with you what I learn. There are lots of anecdotes, ideas, interesting points. I've got kids growing up that will provide good stories. I can talk well about faith, leadership, parenting, love, friendship, I'm going to spend more time talking about stuff like that.

But I also want to have my own domain. Part of that is to get away from the restrictions (whether real or imagined) of "Brain Fertilizer". I've promised before that Brain Fertilizer will never have a tip jar, and now I want to change that. I want to have my own console, and be totally in charge of every aspect, for good or ill. I want to change the format, the appearance, everything.

And yet, I want to have my cake and eat it, too. I don't really want to leave, for probably obvious reasons. I don't want to leave this location, because bunches of people have linked me here. I'll have to talk to Pixy Misa about what is possible. But I gotta tell you, the changes I want are profound, and if Pixy Misa is unable to accomodate my hopes, I will move on. Not because isn't awesome, not because Pixy Misa isn't flexible and helpful (he is, and amazingly so, and patient and generous as well), but because I to re-energize my enthusiasm for blogging, and this is a case where it may be all or nothing. I want to be excited again, and having a place totally my own may be the necessary step...

More soon.

Posted by Nathan at 01:27 AM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

I am getting ready to head that direction myself: my own domain and professionally designed site (by someone who donates 100% of the cost to charity).

Btw, one of my favorite quotes: "You can't have your cake and eat it to. But, you can have your cake AND someone else's, which is a lot more fun, anyway."

Posted by: Rae at July 21, 2005 07:52 AM

You just made a happy man out of this Chiefs fan, and about the tip jar. Just give me a link and I'm there. I hope you will accept Paypal.

I can't tell you how much I look forward to more Chiefs commentary from you.

Posted by: Warpaint at July 21, 2005 09:06 AM

And here I was hoping for a more Denver Broncos coverage.


Posted by: zombyboy at July 21, 2005 10:03 AM were the Donks secondary coaches out of Chump Bailey last season, against Shanarats beloved Eddie Kennison of all people.


Posted by: >>>>--------;;;;;;;---------> at July 21, 2005 11:30 AM

Wow, I'm late getting to this one.

As a "personal domain name owner" - I highly advocate the choice.

(And a redirect in your page to your is quite easy to do)

Check it out: redirect away (My original old home)

However, as I hinted to you before, taking on ALL the administrivia is a chore somedays, especially in the face of all the spammers.

Posted by: Jeremy at July 25, 2005 06:53 AM
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