Is There Anybody Out There?
Write what you know. Isn’t that the first thing any seasoned author tells you when you ask the question “What should I write about.” So here I am, writing what I know.
Let’s start at the beginning.
I started beingboiledhurts.com around the year 2000. I was attending college and really wanted a place that all my friends could go and laugh at crazy stuff I found on the web. I was young, drunk and thought I was hilarious. Who wouldn’t want to read my site?
BBH was a simple, hand coded site and each day I would add something new. Eventually WordPress came around and made my life a whole lot simpler. Years later a little thing call Twitter caught my attention and made it even easier to blast out links to my friends. At some point social took over the web and there was no need for this blog. If you wanted my links you just followed me on twitter. If you wanted to know what I was listening to you followed me on last.fm. If you wanted to hear me bitch about Facebook you friended me on Facebook. And then as the years went on life just got complicated outside of the web world. I got job, got married, had kids and that witty sarcastic blogger retired and went wherever internet personas go to fade away. Presumably that guy is sitting on a virtual beach somewhere sipping margaritas with Tom from mySpace and throwing flying toasters at the dancing baby.
So what is this post? This isn’t a “hey look I’m back” kind of a thing. Truthfully, anyone who was hitting this site up on a daily basis in 2004 is probably not reading this post. In fact, if you have been checking this site constantly for the last 4 years eagerly awaiting new content…STOP! Haven’t you heard, blogs are dead. The only people blogging are laid off ex-newpaper reporters and 30 year old moms.
But…Dan isn’t this a blog post? Did you sprout a vagina and lose your job at the Daily Bugle?
Not quite. I guess I just have something new going on in my life that I thought might be worth sharing with the world. Maybe in the process I’ll pick up a few readers and a few clients. Hell…maybe someday I can put all of these posts into a book and make some cash like the guys at 37 Signals.
With that being said, 4 years after this site died a slow painful death it’s coming back as something new. Being Boiled Hurts is going to be my personal voice trying to shine through in this mess we call the internet. Right now it’s going to focus on what I’m going through professionally in hopes that someone might stumble upon this one day and it’ll help them follow in my footsteps. Sorry for being vague, but I’ll talk about all of that in more detail in my next post. For now I just want to say hello and welcome you to the new site.
By the way, start carrying around 10 dollar bills. Everyone always has 20′s. Don’t be a freaking sellout. It’s all about the Hamilton’s baby.
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