Welcome to the new domain

I had purchased the personal option on wordpress.com awhile back and had wanted to test whether I would stay around or just bring up a self-hosted site. With this, I earned the one free domain thing. I think I’m ready to call this home now after deciding to not import the 10 or so years of old stuff from my blog before. This is a new start for me and it fulfills what wordpress.com sold to me. With a blog comes incredible responsibility. Well maybe a bit of that :-). This is what the blog is meant to be about:

  1. Its meant to prepare me for a change in about a year when I can stop working and hit the road and be a place to capture the preparations and planning and elimination of things which are in my place now.
  2. I don’t blog politics or other stuff like that even though I just did recently. I don’t find joy in it these days so after reading that post done in anger, I am going to delete it. I don’t like where we’re going or where we are coming from these days.
  3. Between the now and then, its about travels both figurative and real. There is the need I have to take a vacation, to plan a trip, to find a place where I can relax. I like to write on my daily meanderings. In the past I wrote about Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Kyoto, Seattle, Portland, and Eugene. Lots of places I visited in the then and there.
  4. Most of all, the blog is meant to trace and record the moments. After all; why do you write one of these things? Is there a thing you wish to communicate, an idea you wish to transform, a story to tell? I’ve outlasted a few people and I still read a few blogs outside the ones I’ve followed here. Particularly noteworthy are these folks that I think maintain a standard of blogging. Jonas Luster, Doc Searls, and Setuid all create content that I admire. I’ve worked with or near them at various places and their writings, stories, photographs still leave me wanting more. So many others have simply gone away and the blogging has become something different with the passage of time. Now there is no institutional or power glory or authority. Its about wanting to communicate and tell and see and show and share. Perhaps collaborate on occasion.

So there you have it, a new domain with no new purpose. Now I’ve redeemed the value of the blog here and created newness. I’ll go walking soon and see yet another tree and leaves and a glorious evening with its sun touched skies. So many steps and a plan and a desire to find another thing that is worthy of doing and others that are not.

Its all good though. Perhaps you will find some value here and maybe not. Its okay. Sometimes I don’t either 🙂

Author: Michael Perry

I've been blogging for over 20 years and now am living in Southeast Asia. The blog is about my slow vagabonding wherever I want to go. My home base is in Cambodia but I'm rarely there.