What does it take to start an awesome new blog?

I’ve decided that I want to start a new blog for myself. I’ve never done this before because I’m a rather private person and have always kept my online presence small and tightly controlled. That’s not going to change, I’m just looking to create a place to share some of my ideas.

That I don’t actually have a blog of my own is actually a little strange. After all, I designed the concept, built and maintain the infrastructure of the world’s first tea-related blog network. Every day, with Jackie I nurture it, clean out the corners and polish the brass. A couple years, ago, before Tea Trade was started, I created a community around Leafbox Tea. That is where Tea Trade originally got its roots, as a tea blog. To say I know a thing or two about blogs and blogging might be an understatement. With Leafbox Tea, Jackie and I built a community of people and tea lovers. My goal was to create a tea blog that featured fascinating articles, opinions and connected tea with music, art and literature in a real, tangible and palatable way. And you know what? It worked.

But we moved on to create Tea Trade, and you know what? It works too. The things I wanted for it are happening and more, which makes me happy. What makes me unhappy, is that since we started Tea Trade, I haven’t written a single article for Leafbox Tea, and there was some pretty cutting-edge stuff there that I had to say about tea. These days I spend more time tinkering than I do pondering, and there must be something unhealthy about that.

So this is my new blog. Yes, its a tea blog, but it may evolve into something more than that since I have a very wide range of interests that I like to explore but don’t always get too in the business of daily life. If I find that I spend to much time straying away from tea, I’ll disconnect it from Tea Trade and find other ways to share it.

Why does it look so plain?

It looks plain because I’ve been eyeing this theme up for years looking for an excuse to use it. I always hoped that one of the bloggers on Tea Trade would pick it, but no one did so I have to do it myself. It’s cool and it suits me because it is plain and simple. Besides, the way the home page is displayed really forces me to use my creativity to come up with interesting headlines to you to read my stuff.

What’s with the domain name?

As for that domain name, Prometheus Fire has been my online alias in a lot of places for over about 15-20 years (has the internet been around that long?). It all started out with gaming and stuck, I kept using it over and over again. Of course, that all started with high school mythology class when we learned about Prometheus’ gift to man. Seems like something classic that clearly stands the test of time that I can use forever.

5 comments

  1. Lahikmajoe says:

    This is excellent news. I loved your articles and ideas at Leafbox Tea, and I’m excited about the prospect of even newer things.

    Baited breath and all that.

  2. Peter says:

    Thanks to you all for that. This is something that is probably long overdue anyhow. Hopefully, having this will also inspire me to finally write a couple of articles for Leafbox that I planned but never wrote. Having a place for some creative and intellectual output is always a good thing!

  3. The Devotea says:

    Welcome to the fray.
    This blog may be new, but your thoughts and ideas have not found it difficult to make themselves heard over the last few years.

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