Where we go from here

First, I want to thank all of you who responded to this post about my ongoing blogging. It was very encouraging to hear that my thoughts are helpful and valuable to you. So, I figure I’ll keep doing it.

Here’s my current plan. I’ve put together a Trello board to hold blog topics. I will begin to collect ideas for things to discuss on this board, and then I’ll use my lunch break on Mondays and Wednesdays to write about them. That doesn’t translate into posting on Mondays and Wednesdays, mind you; I’ll release my posts when they’re ready. However, this should hopefully correlate with posting once or twice a week.

My sister Adiel made a suggestion that I’m going to employ. My Twitter feed has a large number of links to articles that I have read, but I don’t really explain why the article was interesting to me. So, as I read things, I will put some aside for further comment. In fact, I’m pretty sure that will be the name of that little series: For Further Comment. I’ll post a link to the article I’m discussing and share my thoughts on it.

(For the geeks and geeks at heart out there: to enable this, I set up a new recipe in IFTTT, using the Instapaper and Gmail channels. I set up a new folder in Instapaper for articles I’m going to comment on further. Putting an article into that folder triggers the recipe, which emails a new card into my blog Trello board. The upshot is that I don’t have to do anything extra to remember to write about an article. Just put it in the right folder in Instapaper, and the Internet does the rest.)

And…I’m back.

I also intend on continuing the My Life with Games series. I won’t go so far as to claim that this will be high-level game criticism, but at least, I’d like to continue to write about the artistic and cultural impact of games. So, I know that I owe the world a blog post about the video game Flower. Past that, we’ll see.

Finally, just in general, I figure I’ll write about philosophy. Wait! Come back! Maybe here’s a better way to say that: over this last week, I realized that this blog has always been about philosophy. If you’ve enjoyed reading what I’ve had to say to date, then–surprise!–you’ve been enjoying philosophy. And that’s good. Philosophy is all about how we understand the world, and one’s philosophy–whether it’s held consciously or not–will shape one’s actions in the world. Change someone’s thoughts, and you change that person’s choices. Change enough people, and you change the world.

Yeah, that seems like it’s worth my time.

That all said, I don’t know what that looks like. I guess we’ll find out together.

In closing, thank you again for your responses, and thank you for being along for this ride. I hope it’s valuable to you. It’s already been valuable for me.


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