“So what is the deal with this website?”
“Why this weird name?”
“And who are you anyway?”
I guess the last bit is why I started this website in the first place. There are so many occasions where I find myself going “Hmm… Interesting” and then… the thought is lost… because… well… life happened. With so many things on my mind it is easy to loose track of what I consider the “deeper thoughts”. Yep, and the Facebooks, Twitters and the “10 most amazing things you won’t believe” posts don’t really help here as well.
Maybe for these reasons, I increasingly felt myself drawn to writing. Writing focusses the thoughts. It provides me with the rails to follow a train of thought consistently. It forces me to justify my conclusions. It allows me to come back to my thoughts, to review and refine my argument. Writing is an awesome instrument to figure stuff out. It helps to think deeply about a topic.
“But why the heck do I do this on a website?” you might ask. Why not keeping a journal? And why should you care?
Well, I can really only answer the first two questions, the last one is with you I guess.
Also, there is somehow a deep gratification in creating something tangible. A builder has his house to look at, a baker has her bread to smell, a tailor has an amazing suit to try on. As a modern knowledge worker, I wonder what an equivalent of this source of gratification could be. And I think it can be the art of capturing something as elusive as an “Hmm… Interesting!” moment and make it accessible to others. Creating a website excites me. And with a bit of time investment, it gives me something to come back to and be proud of what I did.
So there it is, my reason to start this website. I hope that some of my “Hmm… Interesting!” moments spark some of your “Hmm… Interesting!” moments. Or maybe you disagree violently. Or maybe you thought of something I did not even consider (there is probably loads!). Either way, I am happy to engage with you. Either drop a comments or shoot me an email.