[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]
I’ve been getting into writing (essays, journals, random thoughts) for a while now, but haven’t really published anything publicly. I’ve found that writing is a great way to record memories/emotions/thoughts/goals/etc in a way that pictures or even videos can’t.
Anyways, I wanted to start an actual public-facing blog to dump some of my thoughts and musings onto. To start it off, I’ll just migrate some of my previous essays from my personal Evernote as individual posts.
It was partly inspired by recent events when I stumbled upon other people’s blogs and realized I could learn so much about that stranger through their writing.
Anyways, here goes.
Side note: I chose to host this blog on my own domain/server instead of using Medium/Tumblr/etc. because I think there’s something special and extra-personal about self-hosted blogs. Medium has its own benefits such as better exposure, but hosting it myself makes me feel like it’s truly *mine* and there’s definitely something very nostalgic/romantic about self-published Wordpress blogs (like, it’s so 2006!).