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.
Friday, 22 July 2011 at 9:17 PM
Take a page from my book, and just go… doesn’t matter where you end up, it’s the trip that matters!
I frequently start talking about something, and wander my way through a few different topics! If you blog what you want to say, you’ll find yourself being read by people who want to hear what you have to say… Can’t get better than that. 🙂
Monday, 25 July 2011 at 11:18 AM
I intend to follow your sound advice. I think that, for the time being, I will focus on gaming, not to limit myself, but because that’s where most of my thoughts dwell, and what I think I can express most clearly. I’m sure I will branch into other topics eventually, though – I’ll eventually find myself banging my head on the wall for more gaming ideas.
Thank you for the comment!