Wow! Almost hard to believe this place still exists! More than 16 months have passed since I’ve published my last post. 16 months where a lot has changed in my life and most of it in the best way possible. There is no point in recalling all major events since my last post and consolidating everything in a single post. There’s Facebook and Twitter for that. These networks have been my connection to the virtual world and I still actively use them despite the years that have passed by. This is the main reason why I “stopped” using the place. By the time I started this blog we were still in the blogging era when it was cool and fashionable to have a blog. Don’t get me wrong, some people do enjoy and make a living to keep their blog up to date, but the majority have grew up and moved on to different interests and different platforms.
Recently, I’ve started to feel the need to write again for some reason. Although I am always busy with stuff to do and places to go, I’m feeling motivated and inspired in writing down and talking about interesting stuff (at least for me). I do not know why yet all I can say is keep attention to this area as more posts are coming. 🙂
Excellent. You made it! Welcome. I’m glad you decided to drop by. After two weeks off for a well deserved break of my typical daily life and after thinking about what do I want to do with the rest of it, I finally made some important decisions. What these decisions are you’ll know them in the near future.
In the mean time you can see already a few of them in action. Yes, starting today and from now on this will be
hopefully the new look of my little corner on the web. The design is clean, minimal with a touch of jquery effects. The theme is called PaintBox from Tipografo and it’s still under development however, I’ve already sorted it out to what I want in a WordPress theme. I’m almost finished with my homepage which is based on the DBC Theme from Human3rror and this blog is already smartphone-ready thanks to the WPTouch plugin from BraveNewCode. I’m still planning to do other changes and add other features but the new look is good to go. If you have a suggestion feel free to tell me.
Over the course of time, I’ve realized that all my blogs were dying off. I stopped posting, thought would come back to it and never did. Days, weeks, months have passed with no new content added. They still get a little bit of traffic, one or two visitors here or there, and has a few RSS subscribers. I apologize to everyone that followed this blog and Tugatrónica and I’ll stop feeling that I’m dissapointing you all and myself. Why I stopped blogging is unimportant (basically, I do not remember why). The important thing is what I’m about to do NOW and in the future. Rather than just sitting on my butt wondering what I am passionate about and what are my life goals, I will use this as a medium for my thoughts. I am not an expert on any one topic, never was and never will be. However, I’ll do my best 🙂
This is just one man’s journey through life. Everyone has a story and I will be sharing mine (again).
I know my posting to my blogs has been beyond sporadic. I’ve been cooped up with work and other interests while living a normal life, hanging out socially and less often on the computer. For that I’m sorry but I felt that I needed a break from everything. Blog-wise, it’s felt like I’ve been hibernating and thinking about the best way to come back to this ciber world and today I decided “What the heck! Just start blogging again and live one day at a time”.
I have a few ideas to pump things up and in due time I hope to implement them. I’ll be ramping up my blogging starting this week… look for one post a day minimum here and at Tugatrónica as well!
For those who have read this blog since it began already 2 years ago, may noticed that my writing has been fewer and less, well… interesting. The truth is, I’m not feeling very much motivated to type anything. With my Facebook and Twitter accounts I just don’t feel the need to share my thoughts here even if I have the time to blog about something.
This last weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about things (my websites included) and I see that’s the only thing I’m capable of: thinking and doing nothing about it. This makes me a little depressed and between crossroads. I feel that everything I learn, do and live is not useful for others. I want to share my knowledge with everyone, I want to show that I have a purpose in life and not just live it waiting for the time I leave this World.
My intention in starting this blog was for the most part to write about my interests and my thoughts. However, 2 years have passed and it turned out to be nothing more as a simple blog where occasionally shows up some cool subjects. Why do I blog? Is it for self promotion? Sure. But I blog because I like to write and I like to write about things that interest me and share them with you guys (look at me repeating myself again and again).
In the beginning of 2010, I promised myself that I would be more social and go out more often spending less time in front of a computer. I’m happy with this and I’m glad to see, 3 months later, that I truly have good friends that don’t mock me about the way I am and how I live. However, I’m a lonely person. Always was and always will be. It’s in my nature.
There was a famous singer named António Variações that sang: “Não deixes para amanhã o que podes fazer hoje” (“Don’t leave for tomorrow what can be done today”) – original version was done by the great Amália Rodrigues. This song shows exactly what I’ve been doing. All though it’s common sense to everyone these words I feel this way over and over and over again. I know I must change my way of thinking but it’s what I’ve been doing for the last 15 years(!). I feel I need some guidance but to whom should I ask? My parents? My family? My friends? A specialist? No one? Perhaps the last option is the best for me. I’m usually the type of guy that doesn’t like to share my inner feelings with someone (once again, it’s in my nature).
Oh well, apparently this blog post is a little big that I hoped for. I think it’s time to end. I’ll just leave one more thing: I promise to write here more often and if you haven’t notice it yet, I’m going to start and write my posts in English. Why am I doing this? Because I felt like it 🙂