As an early birthday present to myself, I decided to buy a domain name for this WordPress blog of mine. I chose JasonKorbus.com even though, admittedly, I felt a little like a douche doing so. After all, who am I? I’m not famous. I am not the author of a book, or much of anything else that requires promotion of my name. Honestly, I don’t even consider myself a very good writer at all. So why have I decided to rename this blog after myself? A couple reasons.
For one thing, I’m retiring the name this site was formerly published under. “Fortean Squirrel” no longer adequately reflects my interests in areas outside the paranormal, or other weird, seemingly unexplained events. It hasn’t for some time. There’s just too much other stuff I want to write about, and I thought “Confidential Korbus” was kind of catchy. While the blog can still be accessed by punching in confidentialkorbus.wordpress.com, that is more about keeping my old posts, and not feeling like I was really starting over.
Secondly, I really dislike anonymity online. I’ve long felt that, if you’re going to put forward an idea, give your opinion on someone else’s idea, or perhaps offer any kind of criticism, you should have the guts to put your name next to it. With this domain there is no way I can post anything without it being abundantly obvious who the writer is. Let me be right or wrong, but do so as Jason Korbus; not a login name or silly blog title as my identity.
Last, but most importantly, I want to get back in the habit of writing more often. As I said earlier, I don’t consider myself a very good writer. I think I’m okay, but I want to get better, and I’ll do that by practicing. A free blog apparently wasn’t motivation enough for me. Now that I’m paying for a domain, I’d like to think I’ll consider being lazy similar to wasting money.
My goal now is to post somewhat regularly, but not so much that I overstay my welcome. I want to offer opinions on current events, let you know about things that interest me, and fill you in on any adventures I find myself a part of. I’d like to think I’ll be funny or insightful occasionally, too. I hope you’ll join me as I go forward with “Confidential Korbus” on JasonKorbus.com, and maybe leave a comment or drop me an email now and then. I would love to hear from you.
Be seeing you down the road.