Too many notes? How about too many sites?
I've always had trouble focusing, at least for long periods of time. Focusing long enough to get this job done or writing an article, is well within my capabilities. Perhaps it's more a question of too many interests. When I fill out a questionnaire that asks for my 'Interests', I don't know where to start. You see, I'm interested in everything!
- science fiction and fantasy
- Linux and open source software, including Android
- space exploration
- genetics and epigenetics
- psychology and the theory of mind
- ethics and morality
- superstition and mythology (which could go under religion)
- libraries, data storage, and archiving content
- physics . . . oh might as well add science as a general category
- music, which includes rock, opera, classical, baroque, big band, blues, and pretty much everything else
- silliness and various ephemera
I could go on and on and on . . . but as you can see, I really am interested in everything. I'm an information addict. Worse, my passions are equally widespread. How is a guy supposed to function under these crazy conditions? How are you, dear reader, supposed to follow my work if you happen to be interested in Linux and free software when only every tenth post is on that subject. Or religion, or politics, or science fiction.
To be honest, I find it hard to keep up with me and this does pose problems when it comes to organizing my thoughts, whatever that might mean. Since I run a company that does Website hosting, among other things, I tend to create new Websites. I have a general Website under the marcelgagne.com (you are likely here) banner and various others depending on where I think I should be concentrating certain types of content, like Linux and Open Source. Heck, I even have a Website for those things that interested me only briefly (Look! A Shiny Object!) before I move on to the next distraction.
And yes, all this means that I have a dozen or more domains registered that are basically all for my own writing.
What about you? Am I the only one who has decided to create Websites as he sees fit? Is this just plain crazy or a normal part of blogger/journalist evolution?
If you are part of the eternally distracted set with countless interests, tell me how you handle all this. I'm genuinely curious.