If you need inspiration

The amazing thing is: We all can do this. Now, normal people like you and me can’t write as well as Paul Ford. It’s alright, he can’t sing as well as you, so we’ll call it even. But! What we can do, all of us, is put it out there. Write what we know, and what we live, and what we love, and put it under our own names where nobody owns it but us, unless we say otherwise. I’ve made a whole list of people who’ve done just that, at the bottom of this page, if you need inspiration.

Anil summarizes what makes blogs great, and why this page has endured for nearly 13 years, more or less uninterrupted. Some of my archives hold up better than others, but there they are, chronicling my self-published life as it courses through the digital era. (I agree with Anil on this, too: Paul Ford’s writing is really something else.)

Rekindling

And whatever you do, they say, don’t stop writing.
Shit.

Interesting, in some phantasmal way, that I posted the above text just about ten years ago. Maybe I was due for a lull.
Anyway, between the very busy day job at Canopy and the very busy life job of being a new dad to a second son, something had to give for a spell, and that something turned out to be the online presence. All of them, actually–my tweeting fell off a cliff and the boys’ photoblogs haven’t been updated since May. (The one thing that did keep pace was @nathan_says, which you should totally be reading if you find little kids amusing.)
I am overdue to rekindle this blog, starting with a migration to WordPress later this summer. I’ll be back in the groove soon. Watch this space. (Patiently, though.)