Sunday, September 13, 2009
Aaaaand...ACTION! Uh, is this thing on...?
Okay, so I've caved in to peer and family pressure and decided to start a blog. And here it is. Exciting, no?
Seriously, I've been thinking about doing a blog for a little over a year, but always felt so intimidated by the idea. I mean, there are literally THOUSANDS of blogs out there, fer chrissakes! And who the hell really wants to read the ramblings of yet another loser who thinks that writing about what they had for breakfast this morning is compelling reading? And besides the sheer volume of blogs to contend with, I know nothing...and I mean NA-THING...about computer stuff. HTML, WAP, SMS, WTF??? Waaaay over my head, dude. There's no way I could run a webpage or a blog or a Twitter account or what have you...although I've gotten pretty adept at Facebook. That was probably the jumping-off point for me, creating my own Facebook page. After having one for, what, one, two years now?, I figured "hey, if I can log in long enough to update my status, send messages, comment on every gorram picture my friends have ever posted, and generally waste precious hours of my social life on my Facebook page, maybe a blog isn't such a far-flung idea."
Which leads us here.
At this point, I honestly don't know what direction this will go, and I don't know how long I'll stick with it. I've always loved writing, but have historically been better at short story writing than creating a novel (and believe me, it's not for lack of trying). Perhaps a blog will allow me to get my short-story idea bursts out and about without taking up the time and fortitude required for a novel. Or perhaps I'll get bored with it and quit after three posts. Who knows? Place your bets!
As it stands, I'm recovering from a migraine and have nothing better to do with my time today than to stare at a bright 32" screen and create my first blog entry...where's the Tylenol...?