I’m sealing the time capsule

March 5, 2012

You know how you have some conversations that stick with you? They’re not always the ones you think will stick with you.

Well, back in early 2010 I had a conversation with a guy who had started a tech company — basically, he’d built some cool functionality where people could review products and share them in the social world. I was curious about what he was doing. But what surprised me was that he was essentially abandoning his site and moving everything to Facebook. I remember he said, “I can develop the coolest party favors in the world, but the trick is getting people to come to my party. Or I can take my party favors to the biggest party out there. And that’s Facebook.” Hmmm, I thought, why not do both?

But here I am a couple of years later with my withering blog, StuffandJunk. I’m proud of a lot of the stuff that’s on here. It really is a bit of a time capsule with interesting thoughts and ideas (at least to me). I just realize that it’s asking a lot for people to navigate here with any regularity. And I found my own habits beginning to change. I began thinking about Facebook as my own mini-blog. It’s a place I curate the things that I find interesting, usually with a short intro that gives my perspective or reaction. I really like the new Timeline feature on Facebook, because it’s even more blog-like. Facebook is fast, it’s easy, and the party is in full swing.

So thanks for visiting StuffandJunk. Maybe someday I’ll find a good reason to to dig this baby out of the ground and pop the seal. In the meantime, you can follow my day-to-day musings on Facebook. Twitter is a bit of an afterthought for me right now, but I tend to post business things there. I’m playing around with Pinterest. I’d given up on Google+, but then my daughter, passed right by Facebook without notice and added me to her circles (isn’t that interesting …?) So I’m paying a little more attention to Google+ and looking over her shoulder. Friend, follow or +1 me if you are so inclined.