New Beginnings

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Greetings, gentle reader.

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted an actual blog. In fact, the content on my (new) site is pretty thin at the moment, but I’m working on changing that.

There’s been a lot going on in the past year or so. First, my website got hacked, and it cost me like six or seven years worth of content. Whoever it was that hacked me totally wiped out my main server as well as my backup server, so virtually all my content was gone. On the plus side, I’ve since discovered the Wayback Machine, so I think I’ll be able to recover a lot of my old content. I just haven’t gotten around to restoring it yet.

I’ve also moved — twice — and that took up quite a bit of my free time. On the work side of things, I’ve parted ways with a couple of my previous clients, but I also gained some really exciting new ones.

So, yes, there’s been quite a lot of change happening lately. I feel like I’m only just now finding my footing again.

The reason I wanted to put out a quick blog post is to sort of make known my plans for this website and what anyone who finds their way here might expect if they decide to, I don’t know, subscribe maybe (*hint hint*).

First, I want to work on the cadence of my content. Instead of posting on a very infrequent, irregular schedule, I’d like to post at least one quality piece per week. Of course, this is going to be tricky with how many new partnerships I’m pursuing at the moment, but I’ll going to give it the ‘ole college try!

Second, I plan to focus on the value I can provide to others instead of just writing about things that interest me. To be clear, I’ll still be writing about the things I’m interested in and passionate about. In fact, I just recently wrote my review of Avengers: Endgame — if you haven’t seen it, get to your nearest multiplex immediately! — and reviewed Captain Marvel the month before. So you’re still going to see content that covers the myriad of topics I’m interested in; however, with nearly ten years of experience as a professional writer, marketing professional, designer, and developer, I would like to be a resource to people in the early stages of their careers.

Third, I want to spend a bit more time bringing back older content that I lost due to the hack. There’s not much more to say about that other than the fact that I live for the Wayback Machine.

And that’s pretty much it. Those three things are my main priorities for the new site.

In the meantime, I hope everyone who’s reading this blog post is doing well. If you have any suggestions for topics you’d like to see me cover, or if you’d simply like to connect and chat, feel free to find me on Twitter, shoot me an email, or use my contact page to send me a message.

About the author

Dane is a writer, tech journalist, graphic designer, and content marketing professional. He has nearly ten years of industry experience and has been published by the likes of Android Authority, Forbes, Smithsonian Magazine, Millennial Magazine, Dual-Diagnosis.org, Modernize, and Phone Arena.

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