Can’t sleep so I figured I’d ramble underneath a self portraitie. This day Lunar is another year older (6). While I have a lot (too many) outlets for things I create and ‘like’ (facebook, twitter, youtube, vimeo, teafry.me, instagram, other tumblrs, last.fm, etc etc), Lunar is still my main vein. Last year I made some vague resolutions to waste less time on tumblr and to post more space stuff. I’d say that has happened. I unfollowed everyone and you’re all in feedly now. But I’m pretty sure I’m missing some good stuff because it turns out feedly doesn’t save posts older than a month (wtf). So I need a new RSS aggregator if you have any tips.
Anyway, if I have a resolution for the coming year of Lunar it would be to stop posting so much stuff outside of Lunar; but also to start migrating to the edge. I’ll start to let my facebook, twitter and instagram go idle in exchange for something self hosted like tent.io or something. The future of distributed protocol based social media should have been here by now…
At the risk of gettin seriously verbose and sappy I feel like layin down some feelings on this blog-iversary. Believe it or not but someone’s profile on Tinder reminded me: don’t be afraid to break molds. I think a lot of times I take advice from other people or myself which keeps me in line with ‘normal’ behavior. But I want to get into it man, (not necessarily like a like a sex machine man). There are no rules or limits. If you have strong feelings you’re not acting on, they’re going to boil your insides. Speak up! Act now!
But also, something else I have to keep reminding myself: don’t shy away from things because you perceive them as difficult. Like it is said in the moonshot video I linked to below, often it’s worth doing things because they are hard. Since graduating school and not having professors around to remind me ‘yes this is difficult but you can learn how to do it and I will help you the whole way’ I’ve slowly started to shy away from anything remotely difficult. I was making a vine in the car a few months ago and I had a moment where I thought ‘ugh this is difficult’ and almost gave up before I remembered I’M MAKING A VINE. It’s like the easiest thing in the world.
And if I haven’t inspired you enough, Noble linked me to Elle Luna’s 'find your must' a few months ago and while I think it’s a little too geared towards people who are in a very similar situation to her, it provides a novel way of thinking about what you should spend your time on. It’s also available in video form. I encourage you to check it out.
Be well, ttyl.