Friday, June 7, 2019

Blog aims at positivity and timelessness

I am unsure if I have a pair of aces, a pair of eights or a 7 and 4 (eleven). Whatever the case, I am doubling down!

On Aug. 2, this blog will be celebrating its 10th year of existence. That has got to be some sort of feat because I hardly know any blogs that have been around that long. Do you?

To commemorate the 10 years of blogging and "double down," I am going to write 100 daily posts starting in mid-July. Cliffhanger: On July 1, we will release the theme of those posts.

Just like me, this blog has evolved and progressed and is getting better every day. First of all, if you don't understand the premise of the Snooze Button Generation, click here.

But it actually makes no difference if you understand what the Snooze Button Generation means to enjoy this. This blog is a free, humanistic endeavor, and that's all there is to it. It refuses to accept advertising money for views, and it is all about connecting readers and like-minded folk, all while displaying the evolution of my life and writing.

Within the life of the blog, it has gotten 1.1 million views. Statistically, it's more than 3,600 per post. While I enjoy having an audience, it's more about having a healthy, positive, timeless blog in a world with so much being chewed up, mean and forgotten within 24 hours. By the way, here is the analytics of the blog from yesterday:
I recently read a book about social media and how we owe it to our online world to promote helpful, positive efforts and ignore negativity and trolls and anything out solely to make money. The book used Humans of New York as something that fits the bill. And I do agree that HONY is wonderful, but after that, no other examples were given.

Do you know any websites that are positive, humanistic and timeless? Please leave links as comments below to sites that are enriching and don't just drain time. 

For me, I consider Brain Pickings and TEDx Talks as humanistic online endeavors that aren't just out for commerce and to be forgotten. Beyond those sites, I would love to be exposed to more sites through word of mouth as opposed to what Google tells me I'd like.

I am hoping that this blog fits the list of "enriching" category, and I vow to make it that way this summer. With it moving into its 10th year of existence, it's time for that.

If you're new to the blog, the premise of the Snooze Button Generation was to look back nostalgically at the pop culture of Gen Xers. Within the first two years that it focused hard on this idea, I found it peculiar that key figures in this pop-culture pantheon passed away. That included John Hughes, Ken Ober from "Remote Control," Corey Haim and more.

During that span, I also hit up funny stuff, like when I lived off the grid,  had a cassette tape stuck in my Buick Century or when Bono finally found what he was looking for. Two years into the blog, my father unexpectedly passed away, and that caused an enormous shift in the blog to more personal entries. Then I mixed and matched my life with pop culture.

This summer will be a return to a more cohesive theme and 100 posts in 100 days. I'm excited! Stay tuned.


  1. I spent my time on youtube scrolling through KPOP videos worth my while

    here is a link I strongly recommend.

    1. Nothing wrong with the KPOP. My daughters LOVE it. I like it, too. Blackpink in da house!

  3. this was a pretty nice blog mr stevens

    1. Thanks for the compliment. I'm realizing that most of the websites that we visit are for buying and selling. There are not a lot of ones that transcend the marketplace who I believe some art, music and literature does.