Where have I been?

So, why haven’t I posted anything here in a month? Well, there are actually a few reasons. But before I get into it, let me say thanks to all those who commented or emailed asking if I was OK. There’s no need to worry, I’m fine.

Several months ago I noticed that the frequency of my posts were starting to slow down. For whatever reason I just didn’t feel as compelled to post as much as I use to. This actually seems to be a relatively common occurrence amongst bloggers right around the three year mark. At least, I’ve noticed it with several blogs that I’ve watched over the years.

I can’t say exactly why I wasn’t as interested in blogging… maybe I was just feeling a little burnt out. But, the result was blogging became more of a chore than a pleasure. I wasn’t really enjoying it as much as I use to.

Another factor in nothing new being posted here was my little incident with the pit-bull back in March. I was already posting relatively few entries, but during that time I got totally out of the habit of blogging. Even though I’m fine now, I never really seemed to get back into blogging mode after that.

The final reason would be Photography. I’ve gotten heavily into it again… almost to the point of obsession. All I think about is shooting, and I’ve been spending quite a bit of time re-doing my photoblog (still in-progress). I’ve been spending enough time in photography-related activities that it hasn’t left time for much else. In fact, I’ve recently noticed that in addition to my blogging habits, my reading habits have changed as well. It use to be that most of the print magazines, websites, and rss feeds that I read were primarily Mac related. Now, I’ve found that they’ve gradually shifted over to photography related sources. Now, I don’t want to give anyone the idea that I have lost interest in Apple, because that is definitely NOT the case. I think it’s a combination of my new enthusiasm for photography, and a relative lul in anything exciting going on in the Mac world recently. The Mac is still a big part of my life, and I image the two interests will equalize at some point.

So, what does all this mean for the future of One Digital Life? Don’t worry… it’s not going away. I actually have some plans for it, if I can ever find the time to do them. I’ll write more about that later. In the mean time, my posting will probably continue to be somewhat erratic, but I will be trying to do more than I have been lately. I can tell you one thing now… anything photography related will now be posted on my photblog, Highly Subjective, instead of here. Right now it’s pretty much just my photographs in that site, but my plan is to add more general photography-related content as well. So, if you like any of the photography-related content that I post here, you may want to start keeping an eye on that site too.

5 thoughts on “Where have I been?”

  1. I have an idea, why don’t you make One Digital Life your “home” at the web?

    Let me explain better: ODL could contain posts of “AGI”, “HS” and some of your projects (or works, I don’t know the correct one) (if your able to publish them).

    Got it? Like and index of your Digitl Life ;)

  2. Congratulations Daniel… you pretty much just guessed what I plan to do :)

    I’ll write more about it later, but basically I’m hoping to make One Digital Life the ‘hub’ of everything I do online. I’m just not exactly sure how to make all my sites talk to each other yet.

  3. I’ve been looking into the homepage-as-a-digital-hub idea as well. Mainly because I Twitter and post to Flickr quite a bit more often than I blog.

    One service that seems good for that is Jaiku.com. They let you add RSS feeds from other sites and then publish one feed that encompasses all of it. My thought has been to take that Jaiku “master” feed and make a custom homepage to display it. Of course, this is all when I have the time.

    On the less frequent blogging after 3 years: I wonder if this is more of a general movement. I notice I blog less frequently and I prefer the micro-blogging aspect of Twitter. Mainly it is fast and I can be more freeform. None of my blog posts take less than 2 hours from inception to posting; and with a busy job it is hard to give that kind of time to blogging.

  4. Nice to see you’re alive and well. No worries about not posting, just glad to see an update. Good luck with the photography, I’ve picked up the bug myself ever since getting my D50 in February.


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