Monday, November 30, 2020

I'm going to start blogging again. You may not care (and that's OK).

On September 14, 2020, I received in the mail a diploma from West Virginia University that officially conferred upon me the degree of Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Five minutes later, I started thinking about resurrecting this blog. I resisted the temptation for a couple of months.

Until now.

Starting today, I'm going to give this another shot. I have no idea who's going to read it, but then again, YOU'RE here. So there's that.

I began blogging nine years ago in late 2011. I wrote 114 posts between then and the end of 2012. Then 117 more in 2013.

Then just three in all of 2014.

Followed by 160 posts in 2015.

Then a combined 80 posts over the next two years. And a grand total of eight posts over the subsequent three years, most of which were taken up by grad school.

The point being, I've been inconsistent with this thing.

This is something like the fourth official incarnation of what used to be, then became, and ultimately morphed into because some Japanese guy bought the domain (that's true).

Two things to expect:
  • I will try and keep these posts as short possible. No one has the time or desire anymore to read something that takes longer than about 1 minute to get through. This post is already too long.
  • I will try and post something every day at around 8am Eastern. I will not succeed in this. There will be many days I do not post, and I am going to be OK with that. Really I will.
The link to each day's post will be shared on both Facebook and Twitter, though you can just visit the blog directly at and skip the middle man.

If you like what you see, you're always encouraged to share this content on your social media channels.

If you don't like it, we can still be friends. Not good friends, but still friends.


  1. Welcome back.
    Daily seems ambitious but... I'll be reading

    1. It is very ambitious, and I will fail at it. But that's OK. Always appreciate you checking in, John!

  2. At first I thought you kept meticulous records. Then I noticed the automated tally on the right bar. Your foresight to employ software that tracks this for you is indeed wise. Keep it comin!

  3. Being called unknown was painful.

  4. I think you’ve been blogging for a lot longer than you say. I clearly remember a post pre-birth of Jack where you invited readers to guess date, weight of said Jack. How old is he again?

    1. He is 14. I know this blog started in 2011, but you have me thinking, Kerri...I may have done some sort of blogging on an older platform way back when!