Hiya. I’m John. After months of twiddling I decided to start this blog on June 5, 2011. I note the exact date because, you know, people in the future will want as much specific information about this as possible. For the history books. Or the history e-readers. Or the history knowledge chips which will be implanted in the brain at birth. Or the ultra-magnetic protoplasmic scan machines which will think for us. You know, I can’t predict what I’ll be having for dinner tonight. How can I be expected to predict the future?
Indecision played a big role in my twiddling. I wanted to plan out the blog, figure what this damn thing was going to focus upon before putting fingers to keyboard. I see blogs about every conceivable subject out there in the blogosphere. Even some inconceivable subjects. Should I concentrate upon one topic I find interesting like writing or photography or music or baseball or film? Should it be a potpourri? (Anything but patchouli, thank you very much.) Should I take a confessional slant? Should I be all stealthy fiction-like and make a bunch of stuff up about my life? Should the tone be gently pathetic with a touch of melancholy or boldly abrupt with a heaping side of sarcasm? It finally got to the point where I realized I didn’t know what it would morph into until I actually did it. (See above: How can I be expected to predict the future?) So this is me doing it. In a manner of speaking.
I welcome comments and feedback. So slap back and let me know what you think – as long as it’s good stuff that won’t send me into a depressive tailspin. I know, that’s a lot of pressure on you. I don’t understand why you expect me to do all the work.
Thanks for visiting. You’re really quite terrific. To quote the great Rick Blaine: “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” (Pss’t, you’re Louie.)