Tuesday, August 30, 2005


If I pointed you to another blog of mine, would you visit that as much, considering that it would have mostly techno babble in it, and that it won't have the indispensable "my friends" link (because it's not on LJ)?

Pardon me, I never thought I'd be quoting myself this early. =). I just feel like I got to explain myself. I've been on LJ since 2000. There's a high level of pride associated with web logging that early, and I know most of us have been around and can relate to this feeling. But given that after a few years, you get your own server to use and become productive with, I doubt if you will be able to resist favoring the higher level of customization afforded to you. Now I won't start comparing web logging tools and facilities because I can't. LJ is using established methods and protocols and have carved a niche in the blogosphere. In fact, I personally think LJ should be getting royalties just by being around when web logging was still at its infancy. The rest are, let's just say, "learning" from the LJ experience.

My concern is not technical or feature-relevant. It's more of an emotional strain, something akin to the feeling of having to part with something of sentimental value. I'm having difficulty keeping up with my updating responsibilities in LJ. Since maintaining our servers here are part of daily work, I find it easier to blog on my server, especially that I use emacs plannerMode. Eventually, I feel bad because I am able to diligently update my planner and my tech blog, but not my LJ. I feel like I've abandoned my LJ for the umpteenth time. I try and put in some updates there, but you know, that thing that got me started on LJ years ago, isn't there anymore. I find it hard to collect thoughts and put them down on a worthy LJ post.

My only worry is that if I decide to become a more efficient (tech) blogger, I would have to wean myself from LJ, but not from my friends of course. I don't have that many people on my friends list, but that's hardly a concern. If I may say this, I am quite certain that those who are in my friends list are very priceless treasure chests - overflowing with intellect, maturity, and experience, all of which I will not get anywhere else in this lifetime. I'm just hoping that even if I do move on, they will still be around. =)

But again, I'm just wondering, ergo the quoted question that opened this entry. Nothing is definite as of yet, and I may decide to keep (read: maintain) both after all. Oh well. The next time I start thinking aloud, batukan nyo nga ako please. Thanks.