The Personal Disquisition of Zachary Jewell

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Sat, 05 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT

After many years of rambling about the open web and how I want to start writing more I am finally starting that. I have enough brain space now to actually sit down and start getting thoughts out in this form. Also time know...that is also a premium.

This whole process getting from nothing to being able to write and get thoughts out has been an uphill battle. I really don't mind if anyone reads this, if you are reading this "Hi!" I was trying to think about the goals for this and my site and I went back into my reading list and remembered a post by Ethan Marcotte about his website being a "worry stone" and when I reread that it clicked with me.

What clicked is...this is mine. This is where I tinker. I was looking for something that I could use my and learn new skills. It could be writing, a new CSS trick I want to try out or some new JavaScript that I want to work on. I have a list of 100 things I want to do and learn but have never found the space to do it in my day job. But I can do that. I had fought to give myself the permission

The other thing that clicked with me recent was...I miss the old web. I miss the personal feel of sites and the ownership. Now everything is being siloed off or walls being put in place to make sharing harder and it sucks. A lot of the modern web sucks and I want to feel like I own at least a little part of it where my voice is the only one. I want this space to reflect who I am and what I am. It is going to be dirty and messy and that excites me.

I am going to work towards that excitement.

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