Why the switch?
For someone who is usually happy with the status quo and resistant to change, it sure seems like I’ve migrated to new web sites and e-mail addresses a lot. Okay, maybe not as much as some people I know, but it feels like a lot to me.
But here’s the scoop. Second Initial was created with the primary purpose of being a blog. At that time, blogging was an exciting new thing (well, new to me) that I really wanted to do. I had already begun posting entries in a more limited fashion at D.T.P. by Lee, but I wanted to set up a new page that was better managed. I also wanted to to get away from @dtpbylee.com as an e-mail domain. You can’t imagine how difficult it is to try to convey, “dee tee pee by lee dot com” over the phone! “What did you say? gee vee cee?”
So, here I am again making another break. Not that “secondinitial.com” was terribly hard to say, but that domain represented my intent to be a full-bore blogger. Yeah, full-bore, as in full-boring. I’m pretty sure no more than just a dozen or two people read my entires with any regularity.
Therefore, this time, I’m getting back to basics. I decided I wanted a site that catered more to my own needs than one that tried to be something that other people wanted. This new site is more like an online calling card. You’ll note right away that the front page doesn’t even have the index of my blog entries. Instead, it’s an online version of a college dorm room white board with pointers to the online venues I use more regularly.
Sure, I’ll keep posting occasional blog entries, but they certainly won’t come with anywhere near the frequency I tried to maintain on the older blogs. In fact, the motivation behind nearly all the entries will be that I can’t (or don’t want to) boil down what I want to say in a 140-character tweet.
So there you have it. If you’re into RSS subscriptions and want to keep up with me, you’ll certainly want to pick up all the feed links on this site’s sidebar—especially the one for Twitter. If you’re on Facebook, give me a ping there, but note that I tend to only follow back people with whom I have some sort of vague acquaintance. Ditto with Twitter.
I’m glad you’re here. If you have any advice for adjustments I should make to this new endeavor, I welcome your feedback.