Hi, I’m Sandy. Sometimes I feel a compulsion to write. For the past several years, I’ve put most of the stuff I’ve written on Facebook. However, that seems less than ideal for a few reasons. One is that the search functionality on FB blows, so when I want to go back and look at something I’ve written, I have to do a great deal of scrolling. Another is that, because FB is constantly changing both its layout and its policies, I foresee a day where I won’t want to use their service and/or they won’t want me as a customer. Then I’ll lose everything I’ve written. Which brings me to point three, which is that some things I’ve written have ALREADY been lost, no idea why, but they’re simply not there on my timeline anymore even though I never deleted them. So if I put my writing on a blog I own myself, and remember to make backups like a good little computer user, I figure my precious, precious writing will be safe.
Blogs are also better than Facebook in that they can be used to promote webpages, groups and people you care about. You can get an idea from the Tag cloud and Groovy Links section of some of the things I care about.
About me, for the benefit of strangers who wander in off the cold, dark digital streets: I’m a native of northern California (kind of; very nomadic childhood, long story) who signed up for the Free State Project back in early 2002, and moved to New Hampshire in mid-2005. Over the past dozen odd years (emphasis on the ODD), my political views have morphed from libertarian leaning, to card-carrying member of the Libertarian Party, to active participant and office holder in the LP, to completely disgusted with politics, to minarchist, to anarchist, to… I guess the fashionable term right now is voluntaryist. I enjoy listening to music, petting fuzzy animals, gardening, science fiction and experimenting with Paleo cooking.
Thank you for visiting my blog; I hope you enjoy it!