I named this blog Release because it releases my mind from all these annoying, pent up thoughts (of which more here); because it produces daily releases in the classical, journalistic sense; and because a good blog needs to release control, cede it to the readers.
I’ve not told anyone I know I’m writing this blog, because the blog is also an experiment for me in whether or not it is possible to get a substantial readership without the help of a normal social network. So far: I’m actually not doing badly, but I have some ways to go. I have 6.000 followers on WordPress. But what I’m really longing for is more continuity of readership. If you’ve enjoyed what you read here, please leave a comment and put me in your RSS feed or follow me on Twitter. I’d like to start longer conversations.
I want this blog to go places. I want to produce something of some value every day. To do that, I need to hear from you. I’d really appreciate it if you left a comment on what you think, or spread some link love to your followers and friends.
If you’re new to the blog, you might enjoy browsing through this Greatest Hits collection I put together at some point.
Who am I? Well, what does it matter who is talking, as someone said.
I’m a white, middle class, heterosexual, 30-something male living in a relatively unimportant European country. I have a job which is great. I’m married and I have a daughter. And I have a job which requires keeping certain parts of my opinions to myself.
But I’m one of those people, you know? I need to write. I need to say what I mean. I can’t freely do it under my own name. Hence, the blog.
Other than that, there’s not a lot to say. I have a liberal arts education and read as much as I find time to. I’m interested on some level in pretty much everything. Politically, I find my home on the democratic, socialist and egalitarian left wing of politics.