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Coming Back Around

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This is already starting to feel like the times when I’d been writing a really good poem and made it maybe eight or nine good stanzas into it, then had most of that destroyed or lost, then tried to rewrite it all over again. In some ways, the new version can emerge better than the original, with parts that never would have been seen if the original had remained intact blocking the view. Yet there are always pieces irretrievably lost.

Aftermath will never be public again (update 3/2/2012 – or what is uncloaked once again will not be public as most of the public would think as such, rather more along the lines of the clothes I might choose to wear when walking out and about), but will always remain the core of my blogging experience. Much of its sidebar will have been lost, with old passwords for some of the pieces long forgotten and unattainable, and with other pieces – like Bloglines and Ning – gone to their graves. Eventually, new pieces will take all the places of those parts, and in some ways it will never quite be as it had been, but it should eventually be better than ever.

Polymath will carry the “public” face of Aftermath. Why public? I don’t write for anyone else to read, and I don’t expect to ever collect any regular readers. But maybe it’s like how I don’t just remain stuck in my rocking chair in my bedroom in my own home 24/7: I don’t go out to eat or work or run errands or do other things outside for establishing and maintaining any solid external relationships, nor even to make any particular impression, but I’m still out there being seen – and occasionally interacting.

Other pieces that make Aftermath and Polymath work – Facebook, Twitter, et cetera – are gradually loosening up and moving out into the world once again. It feels like when you try to walk after you’ve been sitting on your leg until it’s gone numb. (Update 3/3/2012 – Or more like, still being seen here after eight unsuccessful attempts to convince them I was done.)

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12 September 2010 at 7:50 am

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