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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pursuing ideas is a thrill

Chasing after ideas to me is hunting after something that cannot be hurt, like my idea that entertainment is about safely controlling mood. For me finding an idea like that is about a search which can kind of be relentless. And for me there is a massive thrill in that perspective.

And years ago as have explained went in pursuit of math ideas for lots of reasons but also without necessarily needing to succeed. The activity keeps the mind active, ran through a LOT of paper scribbling equations endlessly, but also could get little thrills here and there with some result, though often turned out to be a false one, early on.

That perspective has kept it very exciting, and I realized you can have thrill seekers who can chase ideas relentlessly like I do just for that feeling.

Now with many ideas of my own where have felt a certain measure of pride in them, and sense of accomplishment, there is that comfort in knowing the ideas do not care. They cannot be hurt or even impacted in any way by that relentless chase. And though I may feel like I bagged them, it is just my imagination, safely, bringing into the creative process a point of view which in other arenas is very different.

My ideas are now scattered across 4 blogs, lots of other social media, a website for my open source project and other things might escape me as I type this post, and I routinely discuss something or other more than once, as look often to find some place other when an idea can work well.

For me? Ideas rule.

Of course the other irony is that ideas DO rule. Like the laws of physics are great ideas that rule our reality. The discoverers could imagine chasing after them maybe, but sure yes, Sir Isaac Newton first figured out potent ideas around gravity and Albert Einstein improved our understanding with his own, but regardless, those ideas are about what keeps us firmly on the ground.

Which is the other aspect of ideas with proper perspective, as yeah, they can help you stay grounded.

Am sure. Sounds good. Keeping it in here.

Though thankfully other ideas let us fly, and even go into space.

Love arguing with myself just a bit, as can help get the bigger picture. Ideas do rule, and hold us down, while letting us fly, and there is no contradiction there.

Pursuit of ideas though can take a HUGE amount of energy and relish putting the effort behind me, so can more often now think about what I found. And wonder how I found. Because more and more is a mystery to me. But it was SO much fun. Am so glad that pursuit of truth was such a dominating need.


James Harris

Monday, July 10, 2017

Thoughts on web sense and authority

A concept have been pondering recently is a sense of the web, which makes sense to me to call web sense. And seems reasonable to me that web sense is your sense of audience for what you put public--present and future.

Where audience can be a fluid concept on the web. For instance I have routinely noted on my blogs including this one when a post I wrote years ago can suddenly gain LOTS more interest. Reality is that new people may come across this blog routinely and can find something written long ago is relevant to them.

And also I will push out links at times across other areas of the web, including social media if feel is relevant. Like recently did that with a post musing on how we know.

Having a sense of future audience does seem to apply a certain amount of pressure though, as is not as simple as not putting up something embarrassing. Especially if you put up a LOT of content across a lot of web things, which I like to do, as I like to write.

Where other thing still ponder is web authority, where found myself functionally defining authority on my blog Seriously Commercial which is supposed to be where I, yeah try to be commercial. And I simply start with authority relative to one entity is when some other entity has information needed. Then go on for about three pages--if you wish read entire post there.

On here I guess that should support my prior musing on web authority and now have an evolved perspective. I feel that eventually web authority will encompass all others and called it a meta authority.

And also is more than a year since decided I was a meta innovator, and feel more comfortable with that and feel it is efficient as a label. Where emphasize that meta just means self-reference, and is way shorter than saying something like, self-referential innovator. That meta may get used other ways besides self-reference is just one of those things. And the post I'm linking to which is my base post for describing myself as a meta innovator is dated May 29, 2016, so yeah recently passed one year anniversary.

These things are all related, as your web sense is necessary for your audience. And it matters to people with what authority you put up things, while often they research you through web authority, like when use web search.

And as a meta innovator I like to see the big picture of innovation wherever it interests me, and of course the web is one of the most active innovation zones imaginable.

So it helps me to keep up with my meta perspective, which I think explains this post, as ask myself things routinely, and brings me to the end of it.


James Harris

Friday, June 09, 2017

My blogging reality

One of my favorite posts is from 2016, when I decided to give MY advice on how to use Twitter without getting many followers, which to me could also highlight how contrary I can be. And if curious here is a link to that post.

For those who'd like a synopsis upfront gist of it is: don't be entertaining.

If YOU think I'm entertaining then that is another subject and will not explain why I think that is in this post. But if you think about it long enough, you should be able to figure out why.

At that time I had 144 followers on Twitter which I noted and somehow, despite my efforts I currently have 196, where will admit have been pushing myself to allow it to go higher which may be why it is that high.

To me such information should be useful. Like I have 4 blogs now and have been blogging for over a decade and suspect I have some skills developed. These skills involve me doing what I like to do, which is write a lot. And I even have a post I conveniently noticed for this post where I talk about liking to write.

Yet I feel I should emphasize that yeah, am serious. I DO like to write. And I do like keeping my social media accounts in comfortable zones for me. And if you like things that way, maybe you can do things like I do, and watch in amazement as you succeed at keeping things low.

If you want millions of followers though I wouldn't do things way I do. Because that would be moving in the opposite direction. Duh.

Will admit though have been doing much more discussion with myself with shifting a little bit, where convinced myself can do that and mostly not really shift things much at all.

Which to me? Makes a lot of sense.


James Harris