“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life, and I’m feeling good.” – Feeling Good, performed by Michael Bublé.
Welcome to the new home of my writings and musings.
My old site, http://jasonnassi.com, is remaining in place for the time being, but will no longer be updated. At least, that’s the plan for the foreseeable future, until I change my mind again.
What kind of content should you expect to see on this new site? Well, I’m not really sure just yet. I’m aspiring to be more consistent with a writing schedule, and I’m looking to have a little more “meat” to my writing as well. My Twitter updates are my off-the-cuff ramblings, but the writings here on this site will be a bit more considered. Some of the themes that are rattling around in my head at the moment, though, include:
- Business and industry topics where I have a little experience and expertise that others might find useful
- Technology that I find interesting and worth discussing or sharing
- Popular culture musings
- Personal life updates
- Anything that springs to mind that needs more than 140 characters to properly explain my thoughts.
Three recent conversations with old friends spurred me on to shake off the writing rust.
First, Bill Childers wrote a piece on his blog about “Finding My Voice”, which reminded me about how little I’d been writing myself. Getting the creative juices flowing makes me feel better, and it will help with some of the writing I need to be doing for my day job.
Second, over lunch, Mike Etheridge convinced me that my personal brand on Twitter is nothing to sneeze at. Even though I’m somewhat aimless in my tweeting, I do have a presence there, people who LISTEN to what I blast out there, even when it’s nonsense.
Third, Mitch Lieberman twisted my arm yesterday to share my thoughts on a piece he wrote for CRM Outsiders. Before I knew it, my comment on his post was longer than what Mitch wrote in the first place… and I’d only scratched the surface of what I COULD have said.
The only thing that holds me back is my own inertia. It’s time to break the self-imposed chains. Thank you to Bill, Mike, and Mitch for encouraging me and helping to cultivate this spark within me.
And thank YOU, if you’re reading this. I hope you find something worth your time in my ruminations.
“The best is yet to come, and babe won’t it be fine; You think you’ve seen the sun, but you ain’t seen it shine.” – The Best Is Yet To Come, also performed by Michael Bublé.
So, I finally noticed that your RSS feed wasn’t updating. I usually give you about 2-3 weeks, and on week 4 I knew something was up. Anyway, the new site looks awesome, and I’m glad to find brand new posts over here. I think that you know that I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog, and regardless of what you do with it, I’ll continue to read and link and sometimes talk about it whenever you inspire me to say something in kind.
I hope you’re able to stick with it and keep on keepin’ on.
Btw, because I can’t let this go without comment, out of all the artists who covered The Best is Yet to Come, including legendary singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and James Darren… not to mention The Chairman himself… you went with Michael Bublé? Seriously? I like Bublé as much as the next guy, but over Sinatra and Lady Ella? Sacrilege! 😉
Thank you for the kind words, bud. Truly appreciated.
The writing will be a bit sporadic this summer, with other activities keeping me busy — in a good way! So stay tuned 😉
As for the Bublé… it was the version that was playing at that moment, so I gave him the performance credit. Not the writing credit, or the “best version” credit!
Added hit: Sinatra had “The Best is Yet to Come” on his freaking tombstone, man!
Wow, didn’t know that. Of course, I always think of Joe Piscopo doing his Sinatra impression while Eddie Murphy does Stevie Wonder, in the Saturday Night Live episode where they sang Ebony & Ivory.
Stevie: “I am black and you are whiiiiiite”
Frank: “You are blind as a bat, and I have siiiiight”