Maybe it is time to drop my guard a bit and work on blogging on a more personal level. A lot of the writing I have done over the years is highly technical, some of it is opinion based, and a bit of it has been personal in nature. That writing amounts to around 5 million words. This online repository of my thoughts has always been more of a functional journal vs. a pure weblog. My nature writing patterns tend to move from subject to to subject. Hot takes and highly personal writing have never really been the cornerstone of my writing efforts. From time to time, I tend to write about things that matter to me at the moment in excessive detail. That happens way more often than it should. Some of those words make it online and some of them just hang out in the massive pile of false starts and notes that resides in a variety of word documents.