It is amazing to me how something which is totally unrelated to nothing, can suddenly trigger a thought in your head that is also unrelated to the things which triggered the original something. But that current something becomes the new focal thing.
The wandering of the mind is fascinating. This happened to me a few weeks ago which I thought would make a great write-up.
Today marks exactly 1 week of launching my blog. So this post is perfectly timed. For the past 2 months I've been trying to get back into writing. Writing is therapeutic to me. Something about being able to express your thoughts on paper (or screen in this case). For one reason or another I found a way to talk myself out of it. Then finally I got inspiration from this article by Polina Marinova and decided to go for it. I spent the entire week prior looking into various platforms.
I had never even heard of Write.as up until last week Sunday. So it was quite wild that I chose to use this platform. Although my nature as a person has always been to try new technology. Whenever I find something new, I try to give it a chance because new things usually come with new ideas. My research into blogging platforms led me to discover Write.as by accident. In fact, it was the exact article called “Platforms to Write on Besides Medium” which got my attention.
When it comes to technology, I hate bloat, clutter or any sort of unnecessary complication that affects a user experience. When I switched to macOS from Windows about 8 years ago, I never looked back.
The masOS just felt right in every way. I did not miss very much in Windows, except for a few smalls things that did grind my gears. Those small things were big enough to be annoying. For example, in Windows OS, you can click the date area on the taskbar which will pop-up a small calendar. This was such a tiny little functionality that I did not even realize was a big deal until I started using my mac. I don't know what I was more stumped about, the fact that this one-click feature did not exist on macOS or how much more I use that function on a daily basis.
When Apple first came out with Touch ID, its own implementation of an Electronic Fingerprint Recognition system, it was so revolutionary. Sure, we've all used fingerprint readers in one way or another prior to Touch ID. But in true Apple fashion, it just worked.
The year 2020 has been exhausting to say the least. I don't need to recap everything since we have all been living it.
Covid-19 has forever changed the world as we know it. The self isolation time during this lockdown period made me reflect on a lot of things, both personally, professionally and societally (yes, this is a real word). In fact, this reflection period was partly the inspiration behind getting back into writing and starting a new blog as a way to express some of my thoughts.