Saturday, January 5, 2008

New Year, New Direction


Happy New Year! I've been absent due to visiting family for the last couple weeks. My time away from work and blogging has given me time to think about why I blog and what I blog about. If you've seen my first post, my original goal was to say something meaningful about the state of surf culture. I wanted to make an attempt at least to some journalistic quality. It sort of evolved into a daily, "hey this is cool!" posting for the sake of posting, not because I had something worthwhile to put up.

For Christmas I got "Let My People Go Surfing" by Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner if Patagonia. Throughout the book, there's an emphasis of quality as opposed to quantity, meaning vs volume. As I've read I've realized in my little microcosm of the world-wide-web isn't really doing anything that inspires action or thought beyond the next I'm-bored-at-work-and-surfing-the-internet mouse click. I'm not trying to be a professional journalist, I just want Everyone Surfs to be a destination for people to come to where they get something out of their time here.

I enjoy posting little nonsense posts, but I want this to be a little more meaningful than the latest funny YouTube clip. This year I'm going to try (emphasis on try) to post less often but post something that will stick with readers beyond the next keystroke. Hopefully Everyone Surfs 2.0 will be a destination that anyone, wave-slider or not, can read and leave with a greater sense of what Surfing really is, why we do it, and what it means to truly be a Surfer.

I hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew!
Edit: I'm not going to get all serious or anything, I just looked back at my last couple months of posts and though "this is the best I can write down?"

3 comments:

KYScoast said...

I like hearing about your intentions with your blog. Commendable to attempt reaching a non-surfing readership. In some ways I think it's more difficult to reach the surfing readership, as many are more given to the visual (photos) due to the intense hunger for water action. Photos feed this faster. But our goals are similar. Keep at it bra'.

Ryan said...

rock on. Im feelin' ya!

Danny said...

Thank you! I'm going to try to get started here pretty soon, just gotta wait until work gives me a little breathing room!