Hello, there. I’m Jeff Van Campen, and this is my blog. Over the years, it’s been many things.

Otrops.com began life in April of 2007 as a personal blog. It was a way to keep in touch with friends and family. Much of what I posted are what would now be status updates. Over time, those conversations moved to Friendster, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.

As that happened, this blog became what was once called a commonplace book: a place to keep track of fragments that I come across and find interesting. It’s also an attempt to write more, read more and spark conversation.

This blog has always been a place that I’ve written projects that I’m working on. I’ve done too little of that, though. I’m going to attempt to do more of that in the future.

I’ve neglected the blog at times and paid it far too much attention at others. I’m trying to err towards the latter.