Thinking up a new direction

I have been thinking long and hard about posting more than the Word of the Day. Especially, of course, since I’ve not posted a Word of the Day in over a year. Someone’s bound to notice something is odd about that.

In part this is to defend my “Geek of all Trades” title, which inherently demands some sort of proof.

I myself would demand proof had I seen such an appellation anywhere else.

Some days, I wish I had not been noted as having “31 flavors of Geek” by my friends, not because I am ashamed of it, but because the truth is really painful.

And I’m a tad ashamed of it.

But only because with every flavor of geek, I get a tiny bit more foreign to the “non-geek” set.

Geek might be somewhat chic these days, but, there’s geek, and there’s downright weird.

And who knows? There’s no telling how long geek-chic will be acceptable. Should anything change, there could be pitchforks and angry mobs, and as strange as I am, I could be learning about the business end of an angry mob. If it comes to that, I don’t really want the “non-geek” to know the full extent of my “geekery.”

You won’t tell anyone, will you?

Good. We’ve got that settled.

I will be posting on three main topic areas: Television, which will feature thoughts and reviews on my current favorite story-telling medium; Colorado, which is my home and the land I love; and what I call general “geekery;” thoughts on things like games and game design, geek culture, comic books, cooking, theater, or whatever else occurs to me at the moment.

My plan is to post the Word of the Day on Tuesdays, and post on the other topics on Sundays and Thursdays.

I have a feeling I won’t be getting much sleep.

Three areas is broad. For me, it’s also tiny.

Part of the reason I want to focus on three areas is that this is an experiment. I want to explore some possible niches, and see what happens.

On a deeper level, one of my ongoing challenges is focus. I’ve always had too many interests. I’ve never really had one that was clearly stronger than the others. I’ve always really envied people who confidently announce they’ve known what they wanted to do since they were 12 minutes old.

Part of me is hoping that by focusing on the strongest of my interests that I will find where the synergy lies. Or, maybe it’ll force something to stand out. Maybe it’ll make it clear that the melody is derived from playing all the bits together.

Whatever the answer turns out to be, I’m looking forward to the journey, and I’d love for you to be a part of it. Read along, tell me what you are enjoying, why you read, and what topics tend to offer the most value to your life. Should be a fun ride.