Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Post!!!!

Wait... really? This can't be right.

Is someone actually reading this?

I guess it's true, as improbable as it might seem. In that case, I'd like to apologize in advance for any boredom incurred by reading the content of this blog. I certainly don't intend to bore anyone, but I always imagine that to be the immediate result of any attempt to peer into my thoughts. I mean... is anyone really interested in reading about how I knew the battle at which William the Conqueror gained his title and the year it happened without knowing that I knew it? That's the kind of stuff I'll probably be writing about.

So why am I making a blog if I expect its readership to be in the negative numbers? The answer may shock you. I doubt it will, though. Put simply, the answer is because I've always been intrigued by the idea of writing a journal or diary. Someplace to put my thoughts on whatever subjects I choose to write about. But diaries are, by nature, private. I've always had problems writing when I know no one will read what I'm writing. It just seems pointless. I know that's not the purpose of a diary, but it's still been enough to guarantee failure every time I've tried to start one. I'll make a couple entries in the first week and then just kind of forget about it. So what's different about this? Well, a blog is, by nature, the antithesis of private. There's no guarantee that anyone will ever read it. In fact, as I've already pointed out, I don't expect anyone to. But there's a chance that someone will. Even just that slight chance gives me enough to be able to imagine an audience. And if I can imagine that someone's reading, it's much easier to write.

Even with an audience, I usually don't have much to say. I am quiet in writing as much as I am in speaking and anyone who knows me knows never to challenge me to a silence contest. So one shouldn't expect frequent postings here either. But, every so often, I may come up with some thoughts I deem worthy of voicing. I make no promise to deliver anything that's interesting to anyone but myself. Given my weird and eclectic interests, such a delivery is unlikely to happen.

Anyway... that's about all the interesting thoughts I have to share at the moment, so I'll wrap up this post fairly abruptly. It was the Battle of Hastings in AD 1066, by the way.


  1. Does that mean you do or don't want people to read it?

  2. What if a mute frog challenged you to a silence context?

  3. Posting the blog to Facebook would be pretty silly if I was opposed to it being read. And I have soundly defeated every mute frog who has ever challenged me.

  4. Remember the good ol' days when you wrote in this blog?