OK, seeing as how it's been 4 years since I wrote anything on here, I'm going to attempt to relaunch this thing. In order to do that I need to figure out 2 things: what do I want it to be and why did I stop in the 1st place?

Why did I stop? I would like to say that I stopped updating it because I was jusst so damn busy having so much fun and that there was no place in the new world for the blog. But that's not the case at all. Mostly at all has to do with laziness. I just got too lazy to update. And then after the laziness came the guilt, "I haven't updated in months, so when I do finally update I need to have something major to say, not just some stupid crap." And then after a while I just stopped thinking about it. That is why it's been 4 years since I've written anything.

What do I want this to be? That's always been a difficult question for me. Part of the impetus behinf this is professional ambition. I want to get my name out there and share some things that I've been working on professionally. The problem is that I've believe in keeping personal and professional things seperate. I feel that if I start a professional blog it shouldn't have anything about my personal life on it (why would you care about my vacations, etc.). Nor should a personal blog have long geeky posts about what I'm doing in FileMaker (no one in my personal community cares about the latest tricks for data representation).

So what does this all mean? What I'm going to try to do is this: I'm going to keep this blog professional and I'll leave the personal stuff to Twitter and Tumblr. That's not to say that there will never be anything up here that might blur in from the personal space, just that its primary focus is professional.

How am I going to accomplish this? I'm hoping that I can post somehitn up here once a week, for now. I have a lot of things that I want to talk about and tips and trick that I want to share but I don't want to go blog crazy and post 6 or 7 articles in the next 3 or 4 days and then have nothing to put up for a while. I'm hoping that pacing myself will help me get into the habit of writing. I'm also hoping that the iPad will help me with the writing. Having a tool with me all the time that I can use to write posts (or at least start to write posts) is something that I think will fit into my workflow much better. Finally, Im hoping that peer pressure will be a good thing here. I've got a set of Moo Cards made up with this URL on them that I will be handing out. I'm hoping that knowing that this site is actually being (somewhat) promoted will keep the pressure on.

That's it for now. Here we go again!