A couple of months ago, I came across micro.blog.
I love the ability to share pieces of my life in public, but in what feels like a 'safe' part of the internet. It's part blog, part community and I mostly use it for blogging (self-expressing), but I've already made a couple of friends on there; I even met someone on there IRL and we ended up recording in-person for my podcast, which I'd never done before & was an amazing experience.
Micro-blogging is my way of building in public, though I'm sharing pieces of my life as a whole rather than work stuff.
I'm finding I'm sharing things on there I wasn't before online. It's now replaced twitter for me (I sync micro.blog -> twitter).
My handle is: micro.blog/jasraj
I'll be honest, it's only in recent weeks that I've felt somewhat confident in my 'identity'/twitter bio/'what I call myself'; since leaving my job in 2015, the last few years have been very experimental and it's taken me a while to figure out who I really am/the whole work situation, and thus find a new professional/personal identity I feel comfortable with. (It was easy calling myself a recruiter - I was a recruiter - but it never felt like it represented who I was. Also, we're not actually defined merely by the work we do. So there's that).
Jas realised he didn't need another place on the internet to keep updated.
Find him, his story, his projects at the above. The last 5 years have been a rollercoaster, and something tells him that the years ahead will also be twisty and turny and full of growth and surprises.
Jas arrived by special delivery. It was a good day for him. His environment was starting to get a little cramped, and freedom has always been really important to Jas. Arriving in the world, he felt a little more free and a little less trapped.
Classrooms and cubicles were as yet unknown to him.
For others to get to know me better. A place to reflect and on where I can look back. Also a cool little digital imprint for the future grandkids/nieces/nephews, too.