Giving up Social [Media]

Since I joined Twitter in 2008, I haven’t written much here. I wrote about eighty posts since then, and about seventy of them were written between 2008-2012. That’s right– I’ve only written ten blog posts in the past four years. Even worse is that out of those ten, I wrote seven in 2013 leaving only three blog posts in the past three years.

Social media had taken over my life. It was easier to write short quips and have conversations on Twitter than it was to share thoughts here.

Twitter was nice for a while. It allowed me to meet new people. It allowed me to find and learn new things. It allowed me to share new things and get more traction. But it’s gone to shit. Granted, there’s always been some shit on Twitter; but now it’s festered into a cesspool I’m tired of wading into on a daily basis.

I’ve muted accounts. I’ve blocked trolls. But the magic is gone. The interaction held in the early days is gone. I’ve lost interest. The bad outweighs the good that’s left.

So with that said, I’ll be leaving my account there for historical reasons. I have a ton of favorites that I had more or less used as bookmarks at one point. People I follow can DM me (sorry not opening up DMs) and I’ll get an email notification. I won’t be tweeting any more from this point forward. My preferred method of contact is email if you have it, or the contact form on this website. To follow me going forward, there’s this thing called RSS

Thanks, and hope to catch you elsewhere in life.

2010 Resolutions – 1 Month In

Today is February 1st. Where are you as far as your New Years resolutions?

I’m not one to make a whole list of resolutions, but I have one major thing I wanted to accomplish this year. Form my consultancy and make it profitable by the end of the year. I’m still working on the website, but I have gotten my business cards done and handed some out. In return, I do have some clients and potential clients. I hoped to have my website done weeks ago, but due to other circumstances, that has been delayed. So, I am making progress, just not at the rate I would like.

With a baby on the way… April 1st if she decides to stay in until full term, I do need to get working on getting things done now. I also need to finish the nursery– sooner rather than later.

How have you been doing with your New Years resolutions? Are you on schedule, ahead of schedule, or behind schedule one month into 2010?

We’re Having a… Girl!

In case you haven’t heard yet, or don’t follow me on Twitter @ryancduff (Which you should be doing!), Crystal and I are having a baby girl. She’s due around April 1st, 2010. I’ll have more details as we get closer.

On Other Projects

So lately I’ve been caught up with some other projects. I’ve been trying to develop a new site which should be launching in the near future. I have a domain name and twitter account, which will be released in the near future. I’ll also release some other details as time gets close.

Besides that, it’s just been my normal workload keeping up with my garden outdoors. Speaking of which, I need to go weed it tomorrow.

The only other thing I have which has been keeping me away from what I’d rather be doing is maintaining a friend’s yard while he’s selling his house. It’s about 3/4 of an acre that needs to be cut one to two times a week until the growth slows down. I spent a few hours on that today when I would have rather been working on my new site. Oh well, he sweetened the deal with the $1000 he has invested in a commercial grade mower, blower, and trimmer. I get to keep all of those in return for mowing his grass for a few months.