I wrote my first blog post on 17 April 2011. In it I vowed to explore my own thoughts, and to my best ability, accept them as if they were a scientific fact. I then promised to follow each truth as revealed by my own discovery.
Not exactly what one would expect to read when visiting a blog on humor. On the contrary it sounds like the beginning of a personal odyssey.
In my 1-Year Anniversary Post I said,
It is my hope that (this blog) is not a static collection of components; each post is unique, ever-changing and exquisitely sensitive to "not" propagate negativity.I also said that it had been my goal to write something positive every day and to enjoy myself and have fun.
Two years later and hundreds of articles on humor
(my accountant frequently reverses numbers, he might instead say: "Two hundred years later and two articles on humor")...the most popular post from all my blogging effort (nearly 500 articles at that time) was something that had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with humor: Minecraft Lesson Plans.
I thought that was hilarious.
In my third year anniversary post, I wasn't thinking about humor or my blog, I was simply contemplating artistic creation.
While most intellectuals tend toward written or verbal discourse to convey the information they have digested, some intellectuals, with an aesthetic bent, tend toward artworks to convey deeper sentiments.
It is not that these thoughts are new, but rather that each new thought experience, even on the same topic, produces new, ever-evolving ideas.
If I chose to never write another word again.... I could just draw and paint pictures and still have the same sensory experiences my brain is producing by writing.
In 2011 I wrote 328 articles. In 2012 I jumped elbow first into humor studies and wrote 553 articles. Come 2013, questioning how best to explore my own thoughts, I wrote 230 articles. In the same year I produced nearly 100 original artworks. Come 2014, only 140 articles were shared. Here are a few:
for vicarious capture of its emotional and motivational qualities.