Yes that really is the intro to Days Of Our Lives. I’m not ashamed of it. I was a stay-at-home-dad in the ’90s when soap operas and talk shows dominated daytime television. It’s fair to say I’ve seen more than my fair share of John Black and Jerry Springer.
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything here. I apologize if you had subscribed by email newsletter or RSS feed and I notified you time and again that the same old content was available. I’ve tried several different Content Management Systems and email newsletter services; Each of which probably suggested that there was fresh content available here.
I always intended to keep posting content on particleshock.com but as the title of this post suggests time just has a way of just slipping away; leaving so many well intended projects incomplete. I’m sure you know a guy who is perpetually working on something over the weekend – every weekend – forever, that he never actually gets around to doing. Particleshock had become that perpetual weekend project.
I was out of work for the better part of 2013 and during that time I had a lot of big ideas about what to publish on this website. I thought about all the usual Content Marketing and Search Engine Optimization strategies …but I wasn’t actually writing anything.
I looked at hundreds of WordPress themes, searching for perfect responsive layout that could could “communicate my brand” and support a bunch of giant 300X250 advertisements …but I still wasn’t actually writing anything.
Eventually money became a real problem and I had to look for “real work”. I didn’t want to work with the web anymore. I had tried to turn a hobby into a career more than once and each time both hobby and career have suffered. I had lost all interest in graphic and web design. Those aren’t two separate things anymore, are they? Months passed as I casually tinkered with some stylish logos and banners in the evenings …but I still wasn’t actually writing anything.