Saturday, July 4, 2009

It's not where you start...

As the song says, "It's not where you start, it's where you finish." On the other hand, starting has to go first! I figure the 4th of July is as good a time as I can think of to start my very own blog. Just to clarify, this is not exactly something that I've waited all my life to do. After all, its hard to imagine caring all that much about something with such an unappealing name. Blog. It sounds like a caveman character in a comic strip. What does it mean? Where did it come from? Couldn't the elusive "they" have come up with a better moniker than "blog"? Nevertheless, despite the name, here I am to give it a go. As for the reason why I am willing to jump into this particular pool is that I recently discovered two friends have their own blog. Pretty good ones actually. They are interesting, well-written, funny, and have topics I can relate to. They are two pretty great people but they aren't professional writers, or teachers, or philosophers, or the like; they're both just nice women that are part of my life. Not much different from me. I've been told on numerous occasions that folks love my Christmas letters, soooo I am banking on whatever skill I might have for the letters to expand into this endeavor.

Ever since I was about 10 years old (a million years ago), I have sporadically written in a diary, or as I got older, a journal. The key word in that sentence is sporadically. It never seems to last terribly long, mostly because I'm fairly lazy. Perhaps the interactive element of this will keep me on track. Rather indulging myself in mundane descriptions my boring daily life, or worse, endless repetitions of "my life would be lots better if onlys", I'll see if I can manage to be less introspective and more global than that! We'll see.

So, this is Day One. This is the start. Only time will tell where I finish!


  1. I'm glad you started, and it's going great! You're a wonderful writer (which somehow doesn't surprise me too much.)

    "Blog" came from "weblog," a log of events on the web. It does sound enough like "blob" to make it kind of an ugly word. :)

  2. This was a great first post! It's so funny that you mentioned the word "blog" being an ugly word. I recently mentioned someone's blog in a group at a party. One of the women, who didn't know what a blog was kind of picked up on that word and made it sound horrible! "What is a BLAAG" she kept asking. I had never thought much about the word until then. I was almost ashamed that I had admitted to visiting BLAAAGS, so I certainly didn't confess that I HAVE a blaaaag! laurie


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