If you followed me from here or (less likely) from here, then thank you for joining me at my new place in space. If you simply arrived here on your own, then please leave a comment below and tell me how on earth you came across this web site out of the nearly one billion other web sites currently available. I’d like to shake your hand.
My name is Charlie Hills. I spend more than a third of my day at work, less than a third of my day asleep, and the rest trying to get from one to the other. By profession, I’m a software developer. But when I grow up, I want to be a writer, a musician, and an artist. Oh, and I also want Forrest Gump’s riding mower job. That’d be pretty sweet.
I’ve been blogging more or less continuously for nearly eight years now. Over that time, I’ve maintained at least half a dozen of ’em: some private, some public, some more well known, others essentially invisible. When I started my first one, Back to the Fridge, I did so with two purposes: as a creative outlet and as a way to promote my then-new book.
But just recently, as my thirteenth mid-life crisis approached (for the record, these have happened at ages 12, 15, 17, 20, 28, 31, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42) I realized that if I wanted to make the most of that third third of my day, I would have to start making some hard choices. Blog consolation seemed like the right thing to do and thus The One Blog is born.
I’m glad you asked! For all the cool kids who followed me here from The Fridge, things actually won’t look much different for the foreseeable future. I’ll continue to write about the topics that interest me, but most importantly, they’ll be written in the same voice you’ve grown to know and crave on a weekly basis.
Posts will fall into one of the categories I’ve defined (so far): Health, Food, Writing, Music, Art, and the ubiquitous “General.” (Not necessarily in that order.) But we’ll see how it goes. I’m not going to paint myself into any corners.
Oh, I’m glad you asked about that too! In spite of the fact that this is my very first post of my very new blog, to me it really marks the end of many things. It’s the end of me worrying about readership and blog statistics. It’s the end of me whining about my lack of progress in all my creative endeavors. And it’s even the end of my mildly irritating, nearly omnipresent, self-deprecating talk.
Well, maybe not the end of that, but I’ll at least try and dial it back to maybe a two.
And that’s really about it for today. Thanks for paying me a visit and come back next week. I’ll still be posting every Friday. And I just might make it worthwhile.
Until then, please enjoy my 2015 year in review video. I decided to take a picture a day just to look back and see all the amazing things that happen during one spin around the sun.