Site News: 6/20/18

Hey all. Little bit of site news today and along with some coming changes. I have realized that I am hardly a pundit. Writing an article a day, for me, takes up too much of my time that would be better served elsewhere and furthermore the payoff for that time investment is lacking. I formerly committed to posting every day based on some advice that daily posts are crucial to building a blog. But in all honesty the practice was degrading the quality of my posts. Lesson learned. In the future I am going to stick to much fewer high-quality posts. I also want to drift away from commenting on the news. I hate the news, It’s toxic, and I think you should hate it too assuming you don’t already. Maybe that wasn’t always the case but today it is clearly better to be uninformed than misinformed. Also I hope to focus more on tutorials or similar. I want to post data that people are actually looking for. I want them to read it and get something from it and leave happy. As far as when I will get to work on this… well let’s just say that my day job is demanding a greater share of my time for the next… hopefully not too long. But the future looks bright, Stay tuned and thanks for reading.

Jim

Who am I & What is this blog.

Hey there person. This is my blog, the methaneSeagull.

The name is strange & the story of how I got it is anecdotal, perhaps one day I will decide its worth telling. But the short version is that it is a meaningless name and purposefully so. It is my hope that the monecere is meaningless enough to be ignored thus drawing attention to the content. I’m sure that if a PHD Psychologist ever reads this they will be able to instantly produce a short essay for my comment section about why that idea is ridiculous and wrong but I digress. This is about the site content. Or more recently the lack thereof.

I started this blog in summer 2017, It was initially a demonstration to both myself and whoever paid any attention of my growing knowledge of coding, web design, server admin, and any other skills necessary to complete a project like this without relying on 3rd party providers. Now you may say to yourself that the concept makes for a pretty boring website. And you would be correct. The site itself is not the substance. So I did what I could to fill it with media reviews, tech commentary, etc. and did what I could to promote it via Reddit. I did not monetize it then, and still haven’t today (yet) being that it was and still is just a project. But just to be clear that day is coming, $$$ helps bring better content just saying.

So the Reddit campaign met with limited success and would have continued had it not been for a far physical move for me. I was living in New England and now find myself is sunny Florida working a new job and spending much more time in the field and away from my desk. Needless to say the site has suffered, I believe my last post was last September.

That being said I’ve now been here 6 months. I’ve fallen into a routine. I’m starting to get at least a little bit of free time. (that or I’m just managing it better) And I’m ready to revive the methaneSeagull. though this time with real (kinda real) purpose. Still it will be a repository for my brain droppings, though I want to move away from being a media review site and more towards tech focused. I’m trying to start a software development company and this site will serve as an initial repository for that project. It will still be opinion based. Everything that goes on this site will be a product of the mind of myself or my associates. You are free to tell me I’m full of shit providing you can do it like a human being. (hint; don’t use the words “full of shit”) Were all humans here and make mistakes and are still expected to act civilly about it. Should a code of conduct be needed it will be swiftly drafted. Otherwise that’s it. Please enjoy methaneSeagull.com

Jim.

New content coming soon!

Hi all,

Just wanted to say sorry to anyone visiting this site recently and expecting to see new content. I moved recently and took a job doing construction work again which puts me uncomfortably far from my computers, hence no posts.. this is obviously unacceptable and I am currently taking steps to remedy the situation but in the mean time please stay tuned. hoping to have a couple new posts this week.

Jim