Sunday, November 25, 2012

Introductory Post - Those Tentative First Steps




So, it turned out that the Mayans were wrong all along, thus meaning that the apocalypse has not happened and that we're all still alive. It also means that we have survived to see 2013, a year that is sure to bring new challenges that are suspiciously similar to all the crap we’ve been going through before this point. It can also be seen as a time of personal growth, of putting the crap from the past year behind you and of doing whatever you can to become a better person.
            With this in mind, I’ve decided that the best thing I can do for myself is to start a blog, a little personal diary that can provide a showcase for the short stories, essays and other things that I write in my spare time and give me motivation to do this sort of thing in the first place. After all, every authorial wannabe needs an audience, and if I have people breathing down my neck and asking for updates, I figure I’ll have more motivation to actually write in the first place. I need to be under pressure to get anything productive done whatsoever.
            In the spirit of this, anyone who happens to be a part of this blog’s ‘audience’ will be free to post comments after each post that I make, thus giving them the power to praise me, flame me or try to sell me ‘male enhancement pills’. Just don’t expect to be able to post anything that you want; I reserve the right to censor any comments that are excessively vitriolic or hostile, among other nebulous criteria...as soon as I figure out how to do this.
            I do not claim to be an authority on anything, nor am I a perfect person or a good role model. However, I’d like to hope that I have something interesting to say and that you all have something interesting to say in return. So let’s give this blogging thing a shot and see how it goes, shall we?