This blog was originally started in 2015 on Medium called Everyday Essays after I graduated from high school, after years of telling myself “I really wanna start a blog!”
Since then, I have migrated to WordPress with the name Wander Notebook, (still available to view here) to now self-hosting on GitHub using a bare-bones layout and design I made myself, under the name Notebook Casa.
With no expertise or formal education, I have written a multitude of posts on various topics over the years. My most frequented topics are happiness, creativity, productivity, and writing itself.
You can view a visual, graph-based history of posts on my Beeminder.
Many people will tell you that the communicative medium of blogging died out many years ago, replaced by more convenient, short-hand modes of interaction and technology.
I am on a quiet, reluctant fight against that. I believe that people should take a step back from the privately-controlled, information-overloaded platforms of social media that have monopolized the internet and instead carve out a piece of digital real estate for themselves.
Although the age of (poorly designed) Geocities and Livejournal are over, people still have a unique voice that should thrive independently, and not rely on the handful of websites that everyone uses. The Internet is for everyone.