~ In lieu of the weekly Sunday Thinkbook this week ~
This is #RUCKOLOGY @ brandonrucker dot com. Welcome and thanks for reading.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these kinds of check-ins. The page has picked up quite a few followers in the past year since, that I thought I’d do a quick shout-out to welcome all the new folks here and to thank you all for following.
Brief history about this blog: I finally got around to starting a blog in late 2009 just as I started publishing poetry and short fiction again. Inspired by the semi-daily blogging of British author Warren Ellis (who has now moved on to a weekly newsletter instead), I wanted to have a public forum with which to share my creative exploits and muse about this n’ that. Typical reasons, right? The other main purpose was to have a place where I am forced to perform as a writer on a regular basis because writing publicly forces you to stay sharp and always write well.
I started out over on Google’s Blogger, calling the site simply Brandon Rucker Writes. I didn’t get heavily active on it until 2011. Flash forward to 2013 when I finally migrated over to WordPress, importing everything from BRW on Blogger to here. The rest, they say, is history. So over the last few years it’s become a place for great expression of thoughts and ideas, a cognitive download depot or sorts. Something I own that I can stay creative and skew it to my needs.
Admittedly I’m the kind of person who is very progressive-minded and believes in continuous improvement, so I’m constantly adjusting things here because new ideas and approaches never stop arriving in this overactive noggin of mine. At some point in doing this site I got a little category-happy, plus I’m a serial junkie. A glance at the menu down the left side there shows a rather complex navigation. Here are few notes to get you familiar with the haps here.
About – Bio & Publishing Credits
- Daybook – a serial of random any day events
- Lifebook – s serial of random life events worth spotlighting
- Notebook – a serial of random notes on-the-fly
- Thinkbook – a serial of weekly brainjuice leakage
- Workbook – a serial of mostly monthly creative work updates
Got a few new ones coming soon, their titles should be self-evident: Advicebook, Artbook, Cinemabook, Photobook, Showbook (TV) and Quotebook.
- MusicBox – a serial of me playing virtual DJ/VJ and music geek commentary
- ComicsBox – A spotlight on notable comics. Debuts this week.
If you’ve made it this far, I know what you’re thinking. I know, I see you shaking your head over there. IKR? It’s very likely there’s going to come a time (with any luck) when I’m going to be too busy creatively to maintain regular output here. It will be a good problem to have in the grand scheme of things, though. But seriously, thanks for reading.
Also some linkage if you so desire to follow my exploits abroad:
That about covers it. And by all means, do drop me your linkage as well so I can reciprocate.
So there’s a lot going on and I’ve got plenty on my mind of late, so I may fire off a Thinkbook entry tomorrow. In a couple of hours I’ll be off to see Suicide Squad this evening. Maybe I’ll have a Cinemabook entry on that as well. Again, thanks for your time and attention. Do come back for more.