Put the Gloves Back On
If you ever used to read Raging Tech, you’ll know my site was full of sponsored reviews and contests and tech stuff. Then it just became a site I used to promote my local business and I put the kind of articles up (still here, by the way) my mom might like to read. I tried to exercise some of my wit so that I wouldn’t be dead inside when I wrote it. I hate being fake when I write.
So what will be the turnaround here? What is different this time around, Dave?Â
Shit. Did I just presumptuously ask myself a question on your behalf? I did. Well, the answer, if I presumed correctly – is I don’t know. I am going to write about whatever’s on my mind, whatever funny thing happened to me that day, whatever rant I feel like ranting, whatever cool toy I just got, whatever feels like “me.”
Last year in May I lost my job at the computer Help Desk I worked at. That job was killing my soul, but I would have waited even longer to seriously look for a new job (especially in the current economic climate) and wouldn’t be where I am today. Oh, somewhere in there I dated and became engaged to a girl and it didn’t last; we broke up in July. Which is incidentally when I left for training for my new job, where I now work-from-home over the internet and telephone as a project manager for an insurance company. Now I’m dating a college student, she’s pretty, amazing and has been really good for me.
While I was unemployed I still had my self-run business fixing computers, friends helping me out, and a lot of personal life drama. I thought about going back to the slightly skeezy world of Social Marketing, whoring out my blog for just anyone, and putting food on the damn table. I was fairly good at it. Now with no page rank and on no one’s blogroll, no updates for almost a year, I’m down at the bottom of the food chain. So this time I am writing for ME, like Ricky Bobby in the last race of Talladega Nights.
I am living the dream – I wake up everyday and (sometimes) get out of bed, and I’m at work. As soon as I log on to the company laptop, I am at the office. I take breaks to play video games, go to the fridge for a snack (it’s not as bad as it sounds), play with my dog or cat, watch tv shows or movies on Netflix or Hulu+, or chat with coworkers. My best friend is my team captain. I wear PJs or whatever I feel like wearing.
The only catch so far: they found out I know Sharepoint, and so they made me lead of the “Sharepoint Project” as one of my Project Management duties. I do a lot of other things and my job is technically completely non-IT related. But realistically, I am the Sharepoint part-time help desk. It’s not a big deal, it’s an easy thing to handle – but boy, it’d be nice to be done with IT responsibilities. Always do what you’re good at for a job, unless you love it.
I don’t expect my return to this blog to be anything monumental for anyone, especially me. I don’t know if I’m going the full 9 yards Â and putting my blogger experience to work for me. I don’t know if I have anything worth writing about that would make money, but I really just want to get back to writing again.