I am Daft Bit
Over two years ago, I, Jason Leavey — started DaftBit.com, a blog dedicated to all things gaming, gadgets, and geekery. I had the same ambitious goals as every other tech-obsessed lost soul floating through their mid-twenties; aspirations of revolutionizing the Internet and online journalism by inventing a wheel that was invented years prior. I wanted to develop an immensely popular site which would provide a constant flow of news about the biggest stories and features relating to geek culture, whether that be software reviews, announcements of new technology products, or geekery in the form of the latest Zelda-inspired Etsy creation. In some ways, I succeeded.
The one area I overwhelming failed was lacking both a personality in my copy, and a passion for the things I once had. At times, I wrote about things that meant the world to me: covering NY Comic Con, giving a hands-on impression of an unreleased game, or reviewing products in the hopes of saving your precious coinage. Other times, I served as nothing more than a news aggregation robot, an automator of processes that regurgitated press releases, ultimately finishing the race behind a new fad service called Twitter — not sure if it’ll last. Joking, people.
Over the last two years, I’ve learned a lot. I learned that simply being a human RSS feed won’t turn into a satisfying career. I also learned it doesn’t classify you as a writer, regardless of what it reads on the masthead. I strongly believe, however, that I have an opinion worth sharing, and I’ll continue to share it in the form of features, reviews, and information. It’ll be a bit more personal than a generic recap of the top news stories. It’s going to be all about whatever it is I think is interesting out there in nerdom — after all, it’s my website.
Thanks for continuing to check out this small hub for all things geek. And while I’ll continue to share my opinions in the form of posts, I implore you to comment, share, or debate anything I have to say. This is Daft Bit. And after two years, now it’s clear that I am Daft Bit.
(For the record, the emo Jason picture was taken after I broke a hammock by sitting on it. Yes, that happened.)
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