Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hello Again, Blogosphere

Okay,  so,  if I were a phenomenally awesome person I would preface this triumphant return (as if) to my blogspot page with some kind of adaptation from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. As it is, I'd like to take a minute (just sit right there) and describe how I returned to my old Internet lair.

It's... probably immaterial to anyone but me, but there came a time where posting things on a Facebook page felt stultifying instead of helpful , depressing instead of inspiring. I'm not saying an equally impersonal page is necessarily any better , but at least I'm not putting all my content directly into Facebook and its copyright laws. I've written tens, probably hundreds of thousands of words over all my notes, that are nominally the property of Facebook and I'm not crazy about that. Photos, too.

So I've been working on this blog, here, and I think that's what I'll continue to do. Tisdel's Tirades will remain on Facebook in the form of that page, but the updates will come through here and be posted on there as links. That way, you don't have to have a Facebook account to find and/or comment on my stuff, and hopefully I can appeal to people outside my immediate circle of friends, which is I guess my main motivation. Please don't get me wrong here; I love that the people I love are at least in a position to read me, but I'd like to at least maintain the illusion that I can appeal to a broader demographic (i.e. the rest of the Internet). That wasn't gonna happen on the Facebook page.

Shoot, I'm even thinking of creating a Twitter account.

Okay. I don't plan to let this post stand on its own; there's a bunch of stuff I've got written that should be up here in the next few days. I'm flying back to Wooster, OH for my second semester (junior year) on Sunday, so there will undoubtedly be a break in service. We apologize in advance for the interruption. *bows*

Thanks for reading, everybody. Hopefully I'll put out content that's worth your time and interest.

-Andy Tisdel

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