So this is the first post on my new blog, then. This is strange: it feels like I’ve been here before.
I’m going to take this opportunity to self-indulgently say: “Welcome to my new blog!” If you take a moment to read the About pages above, you’ll get a little more information about me, my interests and what kind of things you’ll (eventually) be able to read on this blog.
Apparently, there’s a new blog created every second. It’s old news, of course, but I like to remind myself of it whenever I’m blogging. I try to answer the “Is it worth it?” question before I hit Submit or Publish. Although I do sometimes blog stories that I find on Digg, Boingboing and Reddit (etc.), in general I try not to just blog a link without any meaningful and/or witty comment. Of course, if I’ve had a particularly long day at work, I may not be feeling very intelligent or entertaining. In that case I’ll invariably just say “Ah, stuff it…” and hit submit anyway…
In any case, none of this should be taken as some sort of self-important “guarantee of blog-quality” or anything like that. I guess all I’m saying is that I don’t tend to post animated .gifs of the Zidane headbutt alongside “lol ownt!!2”. Just because something is funny on ytmnd or Something Awful, doesn’t mean it’s going to work here.
So maybe you’re wondering about the title. In that case, you’ve come to the right paragraph! “Burned at Both Ends” is not some esoteric sexual metaphor; it’s just a phrase I came up with to describe how I’m feeling at this stage in my life. Due to my current workload, I’m regularly up at the crack of dawn and into University by half past 8 in the morning — chained to a computer, writing all day, and coming home at 8.30-9pm. I have also developed the — probably very unhealthy — habit of staying up late to unwind, which for me means sitting in front of yet another computer, gaming, blogging and browsing the internet.
Hopefully, I’ll grow out of this phase: the dark rings under my eyes reveal that it’s probably not a viable long-term lifestyle choice. But for now at least I’m sticking with the title I’ve got. We’ll see where things go from there.