Most blogs suck. Sorry folks but that is true. The “standard” blog format lends itself to shallow posts and poor grammar. Blogging, the convention suggests, lends itself to quantity over quality, and that doesn’t jive with how I do things. I like to go deep with my posts, give you background, context, commentary. I don’t just report the news that I find interesting, I talk about it, analyze it, actually write about it. I have a passion for what I talk about, and I wouldn’t dare limit myself by holding fast to brevity.
It goes without saying that I lack proper training in journalism. I can never begin to say that this website will ever be truly professional. My writing style has been called “thorough” which I suppose is a nice way of saying “long-winded.” Indeed, many may say that the way I compose my posts are not conducive to the blog format of quick little posts. My response is: have patience. Yes, my posts are long, but they are packed with information. In all honestly, I would not refer to this as a blog, but more of a “digital column” akin to newspapers (may their memory be a blessing).
I am not an engineer, nor have I ever taken any collegiate-level courses in electronics or writing. But I am not a poor writer or ignorant about what I write about. Rather, my style of writing lends itself well to certain material, and my self education in technology also lends itself to this in-depth form of writing. I like to explain things, sometimes to be overly clear. This is a blog not only for techies, but for people who want to grasp some basics of all these complex concepts floating around them. I am passionate about what I write about and I would be doing my readers a disservice if I didn’t do my part to spread knowledge. My length comes from my attempt to educate the masses.
As such, don’t approach my blog like any other. Come to Digital Gravitas with a thirst for knowledge and a little time to read the posts. I pride myself on how I write, even if it is not the most concise or easy way to do so. And yes, I have much to improve on (one reader once said, I hope in jest, that I had “massacred the english language”. To which I responded “I wouldn’t say ‘massacre’, just ‘manslaughter'”) but as a literature teacher once told me “The art of grammar died many years ago.” I will continue to write about technology for as long as I can, and I hope I can satisfy both tech fanatics and the technologically ignorant at the same time.