Sadly enough, this is not my first attempt at creating a blog. My wife created a family blog for us just after we married which I failed to adequately contribute to. It has since turned into a ‘mommy blog’ that I am no longer welcome on. I created two different blogs for college projects because I found that aged teachers were easily impressed with concept of blogging. I never updated either of them after the classes were over. Lastly, I created a concept blog where I planned on posting as a schizophrenic writing letters to the woman that he loved but was too afraid to confront (later, that woman would have turned out to be one of his own personalities in a “Lady Hawk” plot twist). That one didn’t work out either.
This site will be different. I can confidently say that because I am looking at blogging from a completely different perspective. Well, at least different to me. I am going to treat this like a notebook. I love notebooks. My wife can attest to this fact. I am constantly purchasing new ones. I have gone to Borders simply to look at notebooks and journals knowing that I was not going to actually buy. I think the reason that I like them so much is that a new notebook, with its crisp lined pages and new book smell, has infinite possibilities for creativity. What will I fill it with? Will it be a personal journal, or just full of random ideas? Will I use it to take notes while I study, or will I just doodle in it?
This blog will be a notebook with infinite pages and infinite possibilities where I can practice doing something that I love, writing. For the last few years I have only had time to write papers and essays for college. I enjoyed that experience and it did sharpen my skills in technical writing. Now I have a little bit of time to write for myself and I realize that when it comes to creative writing, I still need all the practice I can get.
I suppose that only a handful of people will read this blog; probably just family and maybe a few friends. That is just fine by me. I do hope that whomever reads here will give me good feedback that I might improve. It is also my hope that those that read and follow this blog will be entertained and get to know me a little bit better.