30 August 2014 0 Comments
Caring about blogging?

It has been about 3 months since I started hand writing my
journal. Since then I have more or less ignored my blogs
and websites. I feel like I should care a great deal more than
I actually do insofar as writing/blogging has been the only
way to keep people informed about my life. I don’t exactly go
out much - I am King Introvert, Ruler of the Kitchen Table.

I have been (XXmostly) enjoying writing by hand.
Mostly in that:
1. The experience is tactile.
2. Fountain pens are lovely to write with, as is nice ink
3. It is more engaging than because of the above.
Problematically:
1. I rarely write about more than how I’m feeling.
2. I never transcribe tany of it (for better or worse)
3. My hand writing is pretty bad even though I’ve been wo-
rking on it these three months too. I’m not sure I’ll be ab-
le to read what I’ve written in a few months…. (for better
or worse)

So, what do you do? I feel like there is a gap. Blogging used
to be about both me AND you, a dialogue of some sort or at
least an agreement that someone else knew what I was doing.

I think that’s what I miss, the occasional social engagement.
At least miss the most. Takckling larger topics is good even
if they’re only of personal interest.

And, sitting here, I’m finding writing this about as engagXing
as writing by hand. I’m using Hanx Writer, which is an app
designXXed to mimic writing on a typewriter in sound and
function - I think I may even leave the X typXeovers if I
publish this…

Maybe there’s something to banging out jouranal entries on
this thing and not just writing on paper.

Then what do you do with the paper journal?

And how long until you lament lack of comments? You are an
attention whore after all!

-ABM
-Written in HanXWriter

28 August 2014 0 Comments

littlelimpstiff14u2:

zolloc:

oswra

Got to hand it to Hayden, brilliant !

I see what you did there….

27 August 2014 0 Comments

I’m having some motivation and anger issues with improving my handwriting.

24 August 2014 0 Comments
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

St. Francis of Assisi (via patrickrhone)

24 August 2014 0 Comments
Adjacent possibilities

I like the concept of “adjacent possibilities.” The idea is to try things similar to things you already do. It’s sort of a more practical version if “follow your passion” because you’re still doing something now. It’s finding your passion.

Trying things, learning things, gathering ideas and guiding complexity gives you more ideas and more things to try until one day you have built your passion.

This can and should include your job even if you ultimately shed it to build your passion.