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I started the week with an idea to start blogging. Easy huh? How hard could it be? I mean millions, literally millions of people are doing it so why not?
I was right and wrong. It is criminally, insanely, stupefyingly easy to set up a blog. Writing it is not as easy as all that. The resources here are amazing and I’m impressed by the quality and quantity of things to see and experience. The thing that really blows my mind though is the difference in my thinking over the last three days.
I’ve obviously been aware of blogs and all that jazz. I’ve been on the internet before you know, but I had no idea how important they could be.
Seriously! I’m not a Luddite, I’m a gadget loving dude who has always managed to fuel my inner tech loving geek with the latest doodad and whatchmacallit. Remember vhs? I had one in my bedroom growing up. Remember ghetto blasters? Yep had one. I even went down the wrong path now and again. Remember minidiscs? I had a Sony player and a lot of Bob Dylan on that bad boy. They were cool but sadly they died a death.
Anyway the point I’m trying to make is that I’ve always though of myself as savvy, as moving with the times. I loved the internet and have been using it for about fifteen years.
So back to my point. Three days ago I was aware of blogs. I’d even seen one or two. The only way I ever found them was through Google or other search engines. I thought they were ok but so what? The small bit of toe dipping into the world of WordPress I’ve done so far has fundamentally changed my mental paradigm. I feel like there’s a whole new world out there. I feel like a kid locked in a sweet shop over night. There’s just too much to sample. I know what I need to do. I need to discipline myself and take it slow and I will, I promise, but right now I’m giddy with the possibilities open to me.
One new problem that occurs to me is finding the time to stop reading new blogs to sit down and write my own! Does that ring a bell with anyone out there? Ah first world problems eh?
One thing I am sure of, starting this blog was a good idea, I just hope I can keep it up.
Thanks for listening.