Friday, August 22, 2008

Movin' Out

It's been a long time since I last posted -- as you can tell from the date of the post immediately below -- and in that interval, quite a bit has happened. Long story short, my perspective on a lot of things in my life have changed, and my attempts at blogging have been one aspect affected by that.

Before I go further, let me say this: I'm not abdicating my corner of the blogosphere, small though it is. I merely had a moment of sudden realization -- I simply can't do all politics, all the time, and my last pre-hiatus posts here reflect that. While there's no doubt that I am a political junkie, much of my hiatus had to do with the fact that I was simply burned out on the presidential campaign and politics in general. Sometimes politics seem meaningless and directionless for no necessary reasons, and attempting to maintain a level of rapt coverage in spite of that fact gets frustrating at times. (And now I join the vast crowd of people for whom this revelation is old news.) I'm still trying to figure out what truly drives me and how I can transform my myriad and constantly-shifting interests into not only gainful employment, but overall satisfaction and purpose in my life as well.

There's certainly nothing wrong with this blog per se, and I enjoyed posting here tremendously, but there is a certain one-dimensional aspect of this blog and blogging platform that I can't quite overcome. The name of the blog itself, and its corresponding domain name, effectively pigeonhole it into being a politics-only forum, which I have decided is an untenable model for me. While I still like the blog's name and concept, and value the archive of material this space has come to represent to me, it's time for me to broaden my blogging horizons. (I promise said horizons will not include clichés like the one immediately preceding this statement, however.)

With that in mind, I'm pleased to announce that I will once again begin blogging over at my new home, Siliconese. I will also continue to utilize Twitter for microblogging; the existing feed here will be left up and running for convenience's sake. For everyone who took the time to actually read here the mere ramblings of a college student, you have my sincerest thanks. I hope to see you all over at the new site, where I intend to take a more holistic view of the world around us.