Remaining anonymous

I have often considered “coming out of the closet” on this blog by revealing my identity (full name, location, etc.) Some of my regular visitors might know some of those details, but most of the people who visit this site by way of a search engine do not.

I received the following comment on my post about marriage equality this morning:

Spare me the touchy feely political correctness. I think all gays should be shot. And I’m NOT being sarcastic. Sinners.

Although it doesn’t contain a direct threat, it is downright vile, and it reaffirms my intentions to remain as anonymous as possible.

Blogging is dead

I just went through my blogroll and discovered most of the blogs listed on there haven’t been updated in months. One didn’t even exist anymore. After editing out the defunct blogs, my list of links is quite short.

I don’t have any concrete evidence to back it up, but I am pretty sure blogging died sometime around the rise of social networks like Facebook and micro-blogging platforms like Tumblr. Perhaps our attention spans are too short these days to read more than a couple of lines of text.

Even though blogging might no longer be hip, I enjoy having a place to dump my feelings where they don’t get immediately lost amidst several hundred other status updates in someone’s Google Plus or Facebook stream. I might not get the feedback here that one expects to receive on a social network, but that’s beside the point. At the risk of sounding selfish, I do this for me.

Even though I don’t write as much as I used to, I won’t give up on this little project until they pry it from my cold, gay hands! I will continue to post the trivial, mundane, and often insignificant details of my life, and when I don’t have anything worth writing about I will fill my home page with photos of things I find interesting. Hopefully you will see something that strikes your fancy from time to time, too.

New domain name

See that? Up there in the address bar of your browser. Yeah. I scored a fantastic, shiny new domain name for this blog. Anotherpartofme.com should be easy enough to remember, too.

I hope you like it and I hope you will update your bookmarks and links. =)

Name change

You might have noticed the new title at the top of this page. I have been trying to come up with something new for several months, but nothing seemed to click until it hit me in the shower one day that I should use “Another Part of Me.” It is the title of a Michael Jackson song, and it accurately describes what this blog is for me – an extension of myself.

I realize I have changed the name before and then switched back, but that was because I never really felt comfortable with the name. This one is different.

I am working on procuring a domain name that reflects this change, but that is easier said than done since most of the variations I have tried are already registered. I hope to have that task completed soon.

I also hope you like the new design. It is a Tumblr-inspired theme called “Fast Blog,” and the first one that I have actually paid for. I love the features, especially the color-changing widget on the right side of the page.

Update: I’ve procured a new domain name. It is anotherpartofme.com. Please update your links!