I’m about three-quarters of the way through developing a new wordpress theme for my site – it’s been a long process mostly because I haven’t been able to nail down what I need out of a theme’s functions. I’ve been wanting to do more than just blog for a while now, and with the impending release of WordPress 3.0, there are some features I’ll take advantage of to add a lot of functionality to my site.
I’m going to be posting some fiction.
I’ve been writing fiction in a rather fragmented manner for over fifteen years. In February, I started sharing one of the more fully formed stories at Dowager Shadow – which I’ll get back to in a big way in the coming weeks. However, there are a few hundred pages (actually, my last count was roughly 1500 pages) of short story, plot fragment and world building I’m going to begin sharing here, in a new Fiction section – everything from fantasy to science fiction, and a few other interesting tidbits.
I’m also going to start posting non-fiction, non-blog material.
I’m not one of those ebook guys, but I have written a number of long-form essays and what may be called white papers in the last few years. None of this has made it to my blog because I couldn’t translate it into a blog-able format. This changes with the new function developments for my new site – I’ll be contributing more than just my thoughts. Regular readers know I’m a bit of a research geek – now I get to express that in a very digestable way.
As I’ve been getting down into doing the work of online marketing with Modern Earth for the last few months, I’ve learned a lot about myself, people in general, and the struggles people can face when first entering a new business (like I have, going from retail to marketing). I’ll try to keep it interesting, but sadly I can’t guarantee a schedule.
What I can say is that I have a number of series planned – continuing the Apostolic Shift exploration, and some comparative theory for social economics. I’ll also be dissecting a lot of common practice in a comparative manner as I did with my last post about Fight Club and Presence Media.
I’ll also be continuing to contribute elsewhere.
I’ve been trying to make more time to write for Mark Dykeman‘s Thoughtwrestling blog – the ka-tet is phenomenal, everyone’s so involved, and I want to make sure I can help as well. This is part of why my own posting schedule will be remaining at not-once-per-day.
I’m also starting a new collaborative blog with someone else – more detail to come as that matures.
In addition to blogging, I’m going to be using other media more often.
I discovered Mack Collier’s #blogchat a few weeks ago, and I’m hooked. So I’m on that as often as possible – and I’ll try to begin posting recaps here, what I take away from each event.
I’m also going to be podcasting as part of the secret project, and trying to support some other podcasts as well.
So trust me – I’m not going anywhere. But what you’ve come to expect from this blog and my involvement in every community I’m in so far will begin to mature very swiftly as I get a better idea of what is a sustainable method for me to be involved. Stay tuned!