Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Still Alive

Well it has been, wait for it, 5 months since my last post.  Where have I been? Well right where I always was, just super busy. As I’ve mentioned in the past I started a new job (last October).  This has affected the part of me that started blogging in two ways, first I have no time, and secondly I just less cranky.

I’ll address the second point first, because it’s more fun if you ask me. Those of you who have read my posts in the past ( all four of you) may have noticed there were three themes to my posts; beer and brewing, general nerdery, and rants. People seemed to really like my rants or at least they generated the most traffic to the blog (by a lot). Some of my rants are still getting traffic through Google searches, random people are reading my venting about SOPA and angry customers to this day. So what has happened to the rants? Generally I’m just a lot less cranky, which means I don’t go running to the keyboard to vent my rage into the vacuum of the internet, I’m ok with this. The drop off in the other two parts of my blog can really be attributed to a stunning lack of time since I’ve started this new job. It is normal for me to work 50 and 60 hour weeks now, combine that with my school schedule (one year left!) and I simply don’t have the time to tinker with my computers, or brew beer.

The strange thing is I miss this, but “this” I mean the blog; talking to space is somehow therapeutic. It never really mattered to me that people read what I post (although it is kind of cool that they do). And so I am going to make an actual attempt to start posting more, maybe once a week, maybe more. I have some computer related projects planned that I will post about, and in the near future I intend to resume my adventures in brewing, and as for rants….it’s an election year I’m sure I can find a reason to dust off the old soap box from time to time, at least till November.

I have no idea if I am going to be able to keep up with this the way I would like too, but I am going to try. What do all of you think? Should I give it up? Do you want to see more tutorials? More brewing stuff? Should I get myself all indignant about something and spew it onto the web?  Or do you want me to just shut up? If you have an opinion, share it in a comment, or vote over on the left.

-ITbrewer

3 comments:

  1. I wouldn't say give it up entirely. If you have less to talk about that fine. I'm always a fan of Tutorials and I would love to hear about some of your latest brews time permitting of course. Heck maybe a new computer build would be good for you as well.

    In the end never committed to the 4 of us that read this feel committed to yourself and what makes you feel good. If that ends up being sharing or ranting let it out.

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    1. @darkender the truth is that I enjoyed it in the past, but I also enjoyed the feedback I got from people. If I wanted to just write and never have any one see it then I could do that on my own, there is something about the give and take that I find tremendously appealing. At the end of the day I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t enjoy it, like any other hobby it only happens so long as it is fun, I don’t do this to make money.

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