Scattergories

This blog is built on WordPress, ‘cause WordPress is the best. WordPress allows you to use categories to sort and classify your posts; I have six at the moment. What are they, and why do I have them? Some are self-explanatory but others actually have some history behind them:

Opinions Between the Panels: Way, way back, circa 2001, I started my very first blog, although I don’t think it was called blogging back then – it was just a website. Specifically, it was a website where I reviewed comic books and I called it Opinions Between the Panels, a take-off on the title of Mike Richardson’s history of comics, Comics Between the Panels. It was short-lived. I revived it briefly a few years back. It was even shorter-lived. Third time’s the charm? So this category is where I’ll be opining on all things comic book- and geek-related.

Personal Reflections: Kind of a catch-all title, these will be my personal thoughts on… anything? I don’t think I’ll be getting too deep or too personal, but we’ll see how it goes, eh?

Photog: I take a lot of pictures. Not particularly good ones, necessarily, although sometimes I surprise myself… anyway, since part of the purpose of this blog is to host my own content, rather than hosting it on Instagram or Facebook, I plan to share some pics here.

Random Musings: Quick hits that aren’t as meaty as “Reflections”. I foresee these as being more like Facebook posts, since, again, trying to wean myself off those platforms.

Raptorama: Some more history, one of my other aborted blog projects was a Raptors blog of this same name, and I really enjoyed that one. But being a sports blogger is damn hard work – it’s pretty much a full time job, and if you have another full time job, you gotta be hardcore dedicated to it. So this isn’t a full time Raptors blog, but I’m still an NBA junkie and a die-hard Raps fan so I’ll have Raptors and basketball thoughts to share from time to time.

Working Life: I’m in content marketing, so creating and maintaining a personal blog is crossing the two streams for sure. I expect that’s part of why past blogs haven’t stuck… but now I feel like I’ve learned enough that I can do this effectively and not have it just feel like work. And, by sharing work-related thoughts, it can become a bit of an outlet as well.

So there you have it: That’s what the categories mean, and what you can expect to find within.

(And now it occurs to me: Do I need a seventh category, for general blog business…? Hmm.)

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