So, I’ve finally done it. I’ve considered starting a blog for quite a while – long before the term “blog” was even coined. Oh, I’ve done a few things in the past, such as writing a page about beer – one of my passions, my thoughts on being an adoptee – one of the basic things that defines me, as well as several mini-pages about Linux, open-source software in general, etc., etc.. But I never actually went so far as to register a domain, write posts, and the other various and sundry things that constitute owning a blog.
The question is, “Why start a blog now?” The answer is… well, I can’t really put my finger on it. I’ve been active on Twitter for the last year as @BeefGriller, and through that service, I’ve met many wonderful people whom I am proud to call friends. More than a few of those friends have blogs of their own. They seem to enjoy posting to them. On top of that, there are many times that I have more to say than can fit in 140 characters. Twitter isn’t billed as a microblogging service for nothing.
Now, here I am – at the end of my first post. My question to myself is, “Where do you go from here, Mark?” Honestly, I don’t know. I think I’ll stick with my passions – pen-and-paper roleplaying games (RPGs), family, friends, philosophies, food and drink. Please be patient with me as I learn not only about blogging, but also the blog itself (themes, widgets, menus…).
It’s going to be fun, interesting times for me. Wish me luck.