I’ve had it. I’m done. Don’t want to deal with it any longer.
As of this day, I am no longer a blogger.
I’m tired of the hassles of “coming up with something for the blog.”
I’m tired of explaining to people what a “blog” is.
I’m tired of others jumping to conclusions about what I write, or how it should be written, or whether I should have comments, or a list of pretty blogroll links.
So today forward, I’m no longer blogging.
I am Isaac Pigott, but you can call me Ike. Lots of people do.
I am a communicator who likes to figure things out, and share what I’ve learned. Sometimes, that involves “writing.” But I am not a professional writer.
I will continue writing for a website called “Occam’s RazR”. Just for fun, I will also be the site administrator. But I will not be a “blogger.” Not sure what that word means anymore, because it either has no relevant context or too much baggage. I will also continue contributing regular essays over at a website called “Now Is Gone,” at least as long as they will have me. I may write about blogging sometimes, but I’m not a blogger. (I spend more of my day sending e-mails, but that doesn’t make me an eMailer now, does it?)
Because I am open to ideas and opinions, I will allow some of you to contribute to this website. You can comment on the various essays I write here. I will be happy to facilitate the publishing of most of them.
What I won’t do is continue using the word “blogger” as a noun. A “blogger” is a writer. Well, some are. The standard isn’t necessarily a high one. I also won’t use the word “blogger” as an adjective. “Blogger” ethics, “blogger” relations; most of the time, it is a useless modifier that either demeans, demotes, or lowers the expectations thereof. Like people with websites are somehow in need of a different set of ethics than anyone else. It’s a little condescending, if you ask me.
There. I feel better. I hope that clears away any lingering expectations you might have as to what this website is, who I am, or why I write.
[tags]Ike Pigott, Occam’s RazR, blogging, writing, communication, language[/tags]