**This will be the last post on this blog. I am moving it all to another wordpress blog: Craig A Maciolek**
How far back do I go? I used to keep a little notebook in my pocket to write down the ideas that would float into my head. Actually, sometimes they would float and other times I would ruminate for hours and end up writing down the pearl of all that mental work. Then, with piles of those little notebooks stacked up, I got the notion of consolidating those ideas into larger concepts. I built a webpage for myself and wrote essays and things. I didn’t have enough money to keep the webpage going, and I am not any good at marketing myself, so that is when I started blogging.
My first blog was fun. I enjoyed the interaction and all the comments going back and forth with my new blog friends, however, I noticed that I was being distracted and pulled away from pursuing the things I was most interested in; from the ideas that were popping into my head. i was being pulled away from the ideas popping into my head in order to focus on the comments other people made. Sometimes that is a good thing… when it is dealing with real people, face to face, in your real life. But, when it is only typed comments made by people you never met before, and it only involves crazy ideas that interest you, it gets a little tedious. On top of that, I began to notice a distinct pattern in my writing which made me want to reorganize further. Just like taking all those little notebooks and using the ideas to build bigger concepts, I wanted to take my almost one thousand blog posts and start putting them together into even larger formats. I tried several cheap, easy and sloppy attempts at it without reorganizing, but realized in the end that I would have to go all out if I was going to do anything at all.
The next step was to shut down the first blog and start four others… well, three others really. I began to filter through all my blog posts and separate them according to my new ideas of structure with the notion that it would be just like cleaning out a junk drawer. You know, we all have them. And every now and again we pull the drawer out and empty it onto the dining room table, sift through everything, throw away the junk, and reorganize the rest. So, the three blogs were stacks I was organizing the blog posts into, while the fourth was going to be the drawer that I put it all back into in the new and fancy organization.
This was all going well and good in my usual kind of slow manner when I was rear-ended in a car accident. I wasn’t hurt too badly or anything, but it did knock me out of whack for a year. I am only now getting back into whack and have regained the thread on this idea of a new structure and process for playing with the ideas that I find in my head. This will be the last post on the three stack blogs (Craigianity, Designed Evolution, and this one: The Management Party) and the first post on the new reorganized drawer (Craig A Maciolek). I will leave all the old blogs up while I slowly take the concepts of the old posts and work them into the pages of the new blog. It should be a constant work in progress as, when I finally finish with the old three blogs, every new post will carry and idea that will find its place on one or more of the constantly evolving pages.