What is a blog? I see this question asked and answered on a lot of different “blogs”. I’m new to this game (my first post was Aug. 16) so I’m not sure what the correct answer is. Someone told me that a blog is whatever the blogger wants it to be. I like that answer. I will keep droning on about my experiences in my own way and learn from my mistakes as I go along.
The purpose for this blog is to entertain (hopefully) and educate (not really) the readers. It also motivates me to get off (or should I say on) my a** and write. This is the first bit of non-fiction (in a James Frey type of way) I’ve written. In the past I wrote only fiction, short stories mostly (I even finished a couple). My main influence in blogging was my nephew (his blog is in my blogroll, MannInChina). It piqued my interest when he told me he had a blog. I went home and found it on Google and I thought it was pretty cool so I tried it and here I am.
I’m not sure what I expect to get out of this. I could dream big and hope to be the next Scobleizer, http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/. He seems to have a mass following. Or I can just go about my day and keep a somewhat embellished record of what’s happening in my world in 2006 and not worry who likes what I write (yeah, right… I need a hug). Whatever happens at least I’ll have a written account of my experiences with my family and friends with an occasional opinion thrown in.
In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t mention names in my posts unless they are of celebrities or known people. This is to protect the guilty and to prevent me from being sued.