Goals: First Post

I’ve had a journal on LiveJournal for ages. I started getting away from posting there, and started moving toward Twitter. Now sometimes I realize I still want to post things but make it more available to the public. LiveJournal is great and I’ll still use it for communities and posting for friends there sometimes. However, I’ve seen that even my old hard-core LiveJournal friends have stopped posting there, and have headed to things like Facebook.

Facebook has tons of privacy issues which I couldn’t get around, really.  I go there to see pictures that family and friends post about once a week and don’t stay there long.

Last week I started poking around with Posterous and Tumblr. I really like Posterous very much – its presentation, format and features. It’s more like a blog. Tumblr is nice but seems more like StumbleUpon, with its photo sharing. I really love the inevitable discovery of amazing photos my Tumblr page, and I go there frequently for gorgeous eye candy. However, I’m realizing that what I want to do is blog again, in one place, available to whomever wants to see what I have to say.

I’d like this blog to be more about how to share what I do. I want to make short tutorials, creations, mini tutoring sessions. However, I still want to share the things I regularly share – stuff I learned, thoughts, links to cool sites or blogs. I’m also hoping to connect with new peoples’ blogs on WordPress. WordPress is a more full-featured professional blogging tool. I do have a website at Sunnypad.com and I’ve used that over the years to post little things I’ve designed, as well as doing a bit of blogging. That’s been slacking off as well. Additionally sometimes I go and find my site down. Not sure how many visitors I’ve received to the site recently, but I just don’t have the motivation to upkeep a website all the time. It takes a lot of maintenance. I’m getting older, with less time for bothersome administrative things. I want more time to explore the new technologies that are coming, as well as wanting to spend time with my beautiful children. I hope they stay close to me always, but one never knows how life will go.

I’m looking forward to use WordPress as a one-stop shop for posting not only my interests, thoughts, ideas, photos, links, but also for private posts.  I hope this blog grows into everything I’d like it to be and that readers enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy reading theirs.