Igreja de São Marco in Braga Portugal
It’s been a long time, too long. Back in 2009 when I started this blog, it was supposed to be a personal twitter space where I could post memories and things that were happening. In the first few years, I only made sporadic posts but at least I posted. But then things went dark, for about 2.5 years. So, what’s up?
It’s hard to look back over that time frame and analyze the reasons but the highlights are easy. New baby now 2 years old, changed jobs and moved across the country. Time flies when you’re having fun.
View from my new home office 🙂
So what’s the plan for the blog? This is my new theme at work – Planning, project management and commitment.
And just like at work, this process is very constructive. As I start to lay out this plan, I just figured out what happened! I think I know why I haven’t been blogging.
When I finally wrote this down I realized there was a correlation between the time I stopped blogging and the time I starting browsing Reddit. Therefore, jokingly I blame everything on Reddit.
My plan to get back blogging has been in the works for some time. Back in February, I decided that I needed to start again. The reason I put it off for 2 months is because I was waiting to get a new phone. This happened in mid April with my purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S5. In addition to just kicking the blog back up, I also want to fill in some of the time since July 2011. To do this, my plan is to use my saved items on Reddit and post older photos from that time frame.
I have gotten into the habit of browsing Reddit everyday. When I wake up, when I have free time and before going to bed. Everyday – It’s the front page of the Internet. I also have the habit of saving items on Reddit that sound interesting, but never go back and look at the post.
Therefore, it is my idea to spend some time exploring my saved posts and documenting it here. I will back-fill the blog using the dates the items were posted.
I don’t want to define it to much because I haven’t really looked back at the contents of these saved posts. So, we will see how it goes.
Statue of St João from a small church near our house.
As mentioned, I also plan to search back though my old pictures and try and remember what was going on at the time. This will also fill in the gaps of the 2.5 year absence.
So why the rebirth of the blog? Well, besides the new phone, maybe some inspiration also comes from being back In Portugal. It’s spring time and the weather is nice. I’m mainly working but hopefully, I will have time to take some pictures and find some geocaches.
That’s all for now. Tchin tchin.
View from my bedroom at night as I write this post.