A DOOR TO THE PAST.
What should we do with old blog posts? Perhaps this wise thought from Jack Handey is relevant:
“If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let ‘em go, because, man, they’re gone.”
That’s deep. And it’s a great metaphor for living in the present, and letting go of the past. I’ll adapt it for the question at hand:
If you ever drop your blog posts into a river of molten internet, let ‘em go, because… you know. They’re gone.
Lost to obscurity.
Except, of course they’re not gone, and they may haunt you FOREVER.
More likely, no one will care.
But here you are, and I can see you’re eager to dig up some buried treasure, so let’s see if there’s anything we can do for you.
There is a collection of posts that I think hold up okay, or at least that I’m not completely ashamed of. If you’re interested in my writing and want to see more, the collected posts might be an entertaining or worthwhile sample to browse through.
There’s good stuff that’s not in the collection, like photo posts, embedded videos, and posts that are mostly excerpts of or links to other people’s work, but the collection is meant to highlight my “writing.” Whatever that means.
The collection will spare you from a lot of my posts that are more transient or “meh”-seeming now. Or just plain awful.
The collection has posts that I hope you’ll enjoy reading. If you like what’s in the collection, you may like what’s to come for this site. If you don’t like what’s in the collection, you may still enjoy what lies ahead, because future posts are going to be way better.
New posts will be added in time, of course, although I’m not sure how soon. It may be well to let them sit for a while as I (and you) judge their worthiness. I’ll likely remove posts also, as new and way more awesome stuff crowds out the old, embarrassingly trite stuff.
And there are other routes into the thicket…