Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Under Construction - Pledges

Last night my big brother hooked me up with a domain, theotherdentist.com. You'll notice that now instead of being at cjthatcher.blogspot.com, you're here at theotherdentist.

So that's pretty cool. I'm still not used to typing "theotherdentist" but I'll get there. Because I've got a domain now, my options for this blog are suddenly a whole lot bigger.

Therefore, there's some construction coming all of our ways in the near future. I'm not exactly sure what the end result is going to be, but I'm excited to discover it.

I've wanted to make a few changes for a while now, as was evidenced by the poll and a few other things. This gives me a good opportunity to try all of that out. I've got ideas kicking around, and it's going to be really cool to work on them and try new things. Things will sort of just happen, so be expecting that. Some things will show up one day and be gone the next, that's just the nature of what I plan to do. I'm not putting any schedule on this, since life is a little busy right now, but just be assured that it'll come eventually. I'm adventuring, give me a break.

I do feel the need, though, to make a few pledges while I'm here. As I embark on this next new adventure, I am forced to look back on the smoothness of what has brought me here in the first place. Last Friday marked the third birthday of my blog. It was created in ninth grade as an assignment in Brough's journalism class.

Three years later, it's still kicking around. I feel like I've been a bit spotty in my posting as of late, but the blog never holds that against me. The truth here is that I'm a different person because of the existence of the blog. It has been a great tool of self discovery. I think it's helped me define who I am a bit, and also helped me refine some skills in communication and writing. I like to think it's made the world a little bit of a better place.

I'm incredibly glad that it's been a part of my life. It's been a big deal.

So as I embark on the next step of this journey, I won't forget the things that have brought me here, to where I stand today.

Anyways, I pledge that all my old posts will always remain accessible. I also pledge that regardless of what happens, I will keep writing. I'm not going to make a schedule or anything, but I'll do my best to keep writing. I will keep writing through this next year and a half. Just because I graduate high school, I'm not about to stop. I'm not sure what will happen after the mission, but we'll catch that when it comes. In the meantime, I will write up to the day or week or so before I leave. Snap.

So those are the pledges. No matter what happens, my old posts will remain, and I will keep writing. Sounds like a fun adventure. So here we go, looking for the next step. Hooah, it's go time. Wish me luck.

3 comments:

Nathan said...

Congrats on the domain-ship! I don't think there's any better way to boost a person's online self-esteem than for them to get a domain. It's like, "I've got website.com, what do you got? Host.com-slash-page-slash-128238452983529379238749283749283749387?"

Oh snap.

And I do like your plans to keep writing. Like you, I don't know if I'll still be blogging after my mission. It'd be nice, but we'll see. If both of us do, that'd be really tight. I've actually been thinking along lines similar to those in regards to the Alliance lately; I'll email y'all tomorrow about it.

Nickmo said...

I wish your bro would hook ME up with a swiggity-sweet domain...

: ' (

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the anniversary and the domain name...very exciting! I <3 your blog :)