Who is ArcoJedi? A life-journeying Christian, ecstatic husband, proud father of four, web guru, all-around geek and Star Wars fanatic. Read these thoughts that he felt were worthwhile. Then wonder why he thought that way.

2005/11/16

Everything Gets Left at the Doorstep of the Blog

I've realized that for many months now, I've been posting interesting things and tags and tools to my various blogs about the different things I am interested in, but haven't really created any actual content in all this time. Pretty lazy on my part. As of today, I've not actually finished the entire story about our Meet & Greet with Rob Thomas. How upsetting. I'm disappointed in myself.

SO what to talk about? Well, my family and I just back recently from a 5-day stay at Disneyland! By my family I meant my wife, my two girls, my Dad, my stepmom Linda and myself. It was a beautiful time all around; rollercoasters (the first for both Reese and Linda), a multitude of Princesses, helpful park employees, Mice wearing pants (Mickey), Ducks without pants (Donald), a Dog that walks and talks (Goofy), a Dog that doesn't (Pluto), precision fireworks, walking on the beach at sunset and even "shampoo" the whale at Seaworld.

Back to work on Monday. Work is busy, lots of action, stress and changes, but I'm still amazingly happy at this company. We are doing great things for our clients and going to do even better things in the future. This ship is going very far.

My wife is going to take her sister to see the midnight showing of Harry Potter without me! But I think that is fitting, actually, as I went with Katie to see Serenity when it first came out.

So, a lot of my other subject oriented sites have been getting more attention than this one. I can't say for sure why. One minor mental debate that I think I settled with myself was how specific did I want to get with various sites. I mean, I have this as my main blog, the original and focus. But I have a blog for comedy and jokes I find online, a blog for links to Kid Friendly pages, a blog for outgoing links to my friends and coworkers, a page for home brew Dungeons & Dragons, my collection of interesting quotes and a website I'm working on for my brother and his appreciation of off-roading.

But I have many other interests. Do I start a separate blog for each one? One complaint that some folks have mentioned about the Blogger software is that it does not currently have the ability to set up different categories. But even if it did, how would I arrange my many interests into specific categories?

Something else I've really gotten into lately has been adding links to my del.icio.us account. I have the account set up properly so that when I add a link, it adds the links and descriptions to my home page. I've got over 800 links saved at this time. And I like the categories I've been creating as well. Some day, I envision a 'wiki-like' setup for pages on this site, where I have my content that I created with the 'related' links from my del.icio.us account automatically added in the right place on each page.

A really minor quandary in my head had nothing to do with the category issues, but more along the lines of the fact that I was running into too MUCH segmentation in different areas rather than a central area. Do I start a separate blog for the music that I listen to and think about and maybe even create? Do I start a separate blog for my political thoughts, as non-active and half-educated as they are?

Do I start a separate blog for my Christian experiences and thoughts? I'm going through an internal faith experience that I can't even describe yet, but I want to try. Do I keep these in a separate blog from the postings in my other blogs that perhaps aren't quite as 'Christian' because they mention or have mentioned cynical thoughts or rants or complaints about organized religion some of the time? Do I keep my studies about the life of Christ separate from this personal blog where I've mentioned sinful things I've done in my past?

The answer is no, finally. EVERYTHING goes here. Everything! This is by me and about me, all aspects ultimately of me and what I care about. I'm not perfect so if you thought I was go read someone else's blog. I'm trying to be better. Perhaps something I mention will be helpful to someone else or plant the proper seed in their life. Perhaps the reader will perceive me as a hypocrite. Perhaps the only folks reading this are my family and friends and couldn't possibly take a word I say seriously even with pressure. It really doesn't matter.

Everything goes here. But for now, I must sleep. Goodnight!

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