My name (or close enough, anyway) is Jon Eks. I founded EksAxis.com on November 5, 2012. 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.
EksAxis.com is my attempt to speak more personally. 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.
What this site isn’t is a chronological account of my day-to-day life. No one gives a crap about that. My life, the vast majority of the time, probably looks like yours. As my friend Ryan described life in the United States to folks in a third world Southeast Asian country I can’t remember, “Life in America is mostly a lot of working and driving.” Yep.
What this site is is the unending process of self discovery captured and re-created in the form of short essays. Since not everyone who will show up in these posts wants to take that same journey of insight, we’ll keep things on a first name basis for those in my real life. And we’ll generally keep things brisk, so expect posts to range between 300 words and 600 words. Obviously, exceptions will be made when the situation warrants. Updates can generally 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 @EksAxis. 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,