There’s that cliche, and I’ll paraphrase, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result each time” or something.
I think that’s what I’m doing here.
I’ve made attempts to blog before, but unfortunately, life has a habit of catching up with you. There are diapers to change, rooms to clean, lawns to mow, games and movies to distract with. All great stuff, but as I get older (and yes, 32 is far from old, but I think that 30-35 is a tough time since we’re in this weird state of transition, like a dirge for our 20’s) I’m finding that I want to write more often.
I’m actually putting together two novels, which is shocking as it’s the most I’ve ever committed to my own BS in, well, ever, there’s a new desire to chase a career in a field more aligned with my interests, and I’m a marathon runner.
That last bit, if you’ve known me longer than ten years is a fucking shocker, trust me.
So I want to blog. What should I blog about, then?
I can be a parent blogger. It’s pretty easy to exploit the little person that lives with me; he’s cute and new, but I actually have enough self esteem to believe that I’m an interesting and engaging human being.
There’s always latching on to a fad – though I’m so out of the loop I’m only recently familiar with Gangnam Style.
It’s a lot of pressure to put something together that maybe a single human being will look at. That’s ridiculous, but true. I question and over-think every word, joke and punctuation mark.
Hey, I said a enough self esteem, not a ton.
Screw it, I’m just going to rant about what I love and hate, whatever it may be at the time. If you choose to read this, good for you. Those that don’t aren’t reading this, so this entire sentence has been wasted.
In summary, here’s my mission statement:
This is my place to rant, rave and drone about what I enjoy. It’s first and foremost a place to hone my writing, with a secondary goal of rabble rousing.
If this can be accomplished, excellent. I’ll work on this like everything else; in stages. A single entry a week for the next four weeks then we’ll try and increase the intensity.