Monday, September 17, 2007

Pondering the Meaning of the 'Blog

Back in 2005 when I started this little experiment, I had this to say about what I intended.

So what exactly does one put for their first weblog post? Should this have been a manifesto staking out my claim to be an expert on some particular subject? Perhaps I could have written an elegant missive espousing my own personal philosophy? Maybe it should have been a detailed and well-sourced critique of the spread of yellow journalism.

Well, the first post isn’t any of those things because this ‘blog isn’t any of those things. I may touch on all of the subjects above, or I may spend hours writing about the wacky exploits my proverbial neighbor’s doctor’s cousin’s cat. See, it's all what I'm thinking about. Or just what looks shiny over in the corner.

Welcome to my bit-stream of consciousness. Swimmers beware, there are no life guards on duty…

As you can see, I didn't have much of a goal at the time. That will change, but only if I can make the time to actually create content. There's no way I'm guaranteeing good content.