a sincere apology…

April 3, 2010

Dearest blog,

I am sorry. I am sorry for neglecting you these past few months. Truth be told, I’ve had more pressing (and interesting) things to do than updating you. That’s OK, you can hate me if you want. You see, between final-year uni, White Noise shenanigans, my new job as marketing assistant for QUT’s Creative Industries faculty, I just simply haven’t had the time. Not to mention the stupid tumblr I have to keep updating every week for my new media class (for anyone super-keen, you can check it out here).

Way back in the dark ages of 2008 when I first started you (despite numerous reincarnations, the name still stands- thanks Modest Mouse), I was full of hopes and dreams, and well- the belief that anyone would actually want to read what I have to say. Not that nobody does – thanks, 3 readers, you’ve been great – but you know what I mean. When I resurrected you last year amongst new-found career aspirations, I hoped I could make you into a little star of the local blogosphere- nothing amazing, but still something that was focused, and worth reading. While the latter may be questionable, I honestly did feel you helped me through my second-year uni blues.

Now blog, never fear- this is not the end. I just realise now that there are more important things than keeping you up-to-date. When I find something I actually want to write about- well, I’ll come crawling back. But until then, I don’t see much point in writing just for the sake of it. Until then, I feel I have ditched you for the ADHD-version of blogging: twitter. Since that has become all-consuming, I’ve found less and less reason to write here.

Anyway, dearest bloggy, I do hope you forgive me. Until next time!

Sincerely yours,

Will.

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Today I decided to jump on the bandwagon and create a Tumblr account. For the uninitiated, a Tumblr blog (or a tumblelog) is more of a short-form way of blogging than blogs like say, this one. Kind of a cross between this and twitter, but without the 140 character limit. But never fear, 3 readers, for this blog will continue to be updated as much as humanly possible. While good news will stay focused on all things music/marketing/media, slightly bored and severely confused will be more miscellaneous ramblings from my life in general. Kind of like digital diarrhoea.

You can check it out here: www.boredandconfused.tumblr.com. And stay tuned for more regular updates here now the silly season is over.

my year in lists

November 26, 2009

You’d be forgiven at the moment for thinking we were nearing the end of a decade. The interwebs have been awash of late with more countdowns, best ofs, top tens and general reminiscences of the 2000’s then you could poke a digital stick at. Suddenly everybody is a critic, and while some of the countdowns have been insightful and thought-provoking, others have been….well, like this one. For the nostalgic, these countdowns are practically memory-heaven. But for those who don’t buy into that sort of stuff, it gets a little tiring. So, what better than to list some of the best (and worst) ‘best-of’ lists currently clogging up cyber-space?

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In shocking and devastating news to teenagers and drunkards all across Brisbane this week, The Queensland Police Union in conjunction with Brisbane Mayor Campbell Newman want to impose a 2am shutdown of all clubs and pubs in Brisbane. Apparently violence levels in Fortitude Valley and the city are getting to unacceptable levels, and the lockdown aims to reduce this. Naturally, Brisbane teens are outraged, and plenty of facebook groups protesting the move have popped up and are quickly gaining members. But first, a disclaimer: I’m a teenager. I enjoy the valley on the weekends. Of course, I’m opposed to this plan. But before writing me off as just another binge-drinker who wants to stay out all night just to get ‘trashed’, hear me out. This plan is majorly flawed for a number of reasons, and will actually do the opposite to reducing what it aims to do.

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Stumbled upon this quote today, from one Charles M. Schultz. I could go on to say how profound it is and how much it means to me and all that crap, but really it just speaks for itself:

My life has no purpose,

no direction, no aim, no meaning,

and yet I’m happy.

I can’t figure it out.

What am I doing right?

Stumbled upon this earlier today (thanks Musicadium). It’s definitely an interesting clip, and it poses even more interesting questions: Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?

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It was quite a long while ago that i decided i wanted to write a blog. So way back in the dark ages of 2007 i decided to begin one, mainly to keep those who at the time were off traveling in far away lands updated on my somewhat trivial happenings. Well, now most of those people are home (and i have inklings they didn’t ever read a single post anyway), and the blog soon faded into obscurity. Until now. So I guess you could think of this new incarnation as blog 2.0…. Read the rest of this entry »