I was always fascinated by this idea found in some spiritual traditions that there isn’t only one lifetime available but rather several existences, one following the next one or – why not? – two or more simultaneous lifetimes in several dimensions or potential universes. Somehow this applies to my own experience with the internet and particularly with blogging and social media; I lived several online “lives”, both in parallel and consecutively, each one being different and some of them really enjoyable and helpful in ways I couldn’t foresee at the beginning.
I started blogging on My Opera in 2006 until it closed in 2013. Then I moved to WordPress. But I also became one of the first members of the Vivaldi community when it opened. I preferred to stay in the shadow for many years, using the e-mail and casually reading the forum. I’m using the Windows and Android browser versions since their respective beginnings. As the Internet started to become more and more closed, everything became gradually tiresome. Too much “exclusive” content that can’t be seen unless one is member of one social media website or another, too much trouble with identity verification, too much emphasis on absurd political correctness, too much knowledge gathered about the locations I visit, my preferences and my habits. I needed something simpler and more straightforward. So here I am, back to this blog page, which I don’t see as a new beginning but rather as a continuation of the same lifestyle I left 7 years ago.
With the passing of time I understood that a huge number of online followers can’t be a substitute for true friendship or human relationships. I also understood that being on several social media platforms and wasting my time on them won’t help me a lot personally or spiritually. So, while being on this website, I intend to be as little as possible a typical consumer and as much as possible an original content creator. Without followers to please, knowing that perhaps nobody is watching or cares, I want to dedicate my time to creativity and exploration, something that I seem to need regardless of my life circumstances. So, for the occasional visitors… Welcome to my world!