In the past I jumped on the blogging bandwagon around 2000, I met some interesting people and maybe got some street cred in the small but interesting Sri Lankan blog scene. Around 2008 having moved for work and started family I lost interest and dropped off.
All of the 20 people who read my blog moved on and that was that.
Looking back my old writing sounded a bit condescending with a hint of ego. It might have been my age talking as well but I didn't mean to sound that way, I was just trying to help.
In my mind I was always writing and rewriting my views of the world. It was kind of boring as well. Also I spent a lot of time picking themes and building blogging platforms over the years that I never came back.
I'm older and tired now, so I'm not going to mess around with tools (maybe a little) and get the words out.
Presently locked down like everyone else, I was hoping and counting the days, months now years to see the end of this pandemic.
These days I'm listening more and trying to sound less condescending and reflecting on better days gone by.
From the dot com crash of 2000, the global financial crisis of 2008 and now the pandemic of 2020 (to 2025?) the good times seem to have a predictable expiry date.
The future is the hard part. No one really knows where we go from here. Whatever the future looks like I can bet you everyone is making plans. We had a lot of home time to think things through.
These ideas will shape the future world we live in and I might have a tiny say in that.