My name (or close enough, anyway) is Jon Eks. I founded EksAxis.com on November 5, 2012, which was a standalone blog before getting folded into Jon of All Trades in July, 2014. This is what I envisioned when I created it:
I have written on more than a dozen websites since I was 18, but in none of these cases did I let my readers in on the real me… or in the case of the vast, anonymous, and largely antiseptic world of internet communication, as close to the real me as anyone is willing to divulge without fear of ridicule or the looming promise of wholesale identity theft.
This is not to say any of my previous writing gigs have been dishonest, I’ve just always felt like I was holding back.
Eks Axis is my attempt to speak more personally. Whereas the podcast is dedicated exclusively to my guests, Eks Axis posts will be all about me. An axis is defined as “the line about which a rotating body, such as the earth, turns.” Think of Eks Axis as my own personal line about which a rotating body, such as the world as I experience it, turns. And I promise insight, comedy, or both with every post.
We will generally keep things brisk on these posts, so expect posts to range between 500 words and 800 words. Obviously, exceptions will be made when the situation warrants (which you can in many of the series I wrote, available under this menu). Updates can be expected 2-3 times per week.
Thank you for your time and attention. Feel free to comment. If you can’t get enough of me, follow me on Twitter @JoATPod, and like us on Facebook. I like comedy. I like attention to detail. I fucking love Sriracha. And I’m grateful you chose to make me a part of your day.
All the best,