Frankly speaking, it feels so good to be back in the writing screen of WordPress after spending what is like 12 years away from it. I am shivering lightly as I write these first lines of this first post in my third blog so far in my life. Jeez, the screen has changed and this Gutenberg thing – it feels so crisp to write. Resembles a sheet of paper and I can almost smell the ink.
I remember when I first began blogging in late 2005, right after I graduated from high school. I was in my prime teen years. At the time, I just had started my first full-time job at a large hosting service provider and blogging was still new and uncharted territory – reserved almost exclusively to hooded nerds. I was very much invested into documenting my inner cravings and first-time job related aha-moments. Blogging is where I fell in love with writing and coined out myself into a full-time concise text generator.
To me, the ability to craft a text that consciously delivers a message is an even mixture between wit and magic. I very much respect all the wizards that practice it. I do not fancy myself being one, though. I am more of an aspiring artist. I love writing in all its forms and I sometimes do it for а living. I sometimes find solace in writing. I sometimes suck in it. Big time. I do not feel insulted by the term text generator I have used to describe myself, not after spending 15 years of supporting customers around the world, sizes small or large. I have had my fair share of writing already.
I have stopped blogging actively in 2007 and I coldheartedly decided to kill my blog at the time, one that has already gone through two reincarnations already. I did it with the utmost respect to the magical art of writing and firmly believing that – you either write with all your heart and dedication, or you don’t do it at all.
I was somehow hanging in the balance – between bootstrapping my first business and putting down my random, jizzy thoughts on the Internet. My everyday duties and ever-rising direct reports took all my focus and energy. No wonder which side I picked up – we live in a material world and seeding thoughts on the Internet wasn’t as profitable back then as it is now.
I made one promise when I buried nevermore [what was the title of my last blog] –
I will return as soon as I restore balance and again have meaningful thoughts to share.early Nickola, circa 2007
Although it took me a while, I am now back here. I have returned. A little more mature, balanced and ready to seed thoughts over the Internet [for a living?] now.
Stay tuned and talk soon,