As everyone moves to social media sites, podcasts, and video-casts, and as blogs blend into a mass of irrelevance, I am jumping in and starting to blog. To be fair, I’ve had a blog over at Skepticality for some time now, but it never quite felt as if it was a proper blog.
Mind you, I appreciate the opportunity, the site is great, and using it is easy. But I now must venture out and see just how frustrating it is to post my thoughts, writings, and photos where no one is likely to take notice of them.
Ah, but I have a plan!! . . . I plan to augment new posts with a mix of ideas, stories, and photos I’ve posted elsewhere (Skepticality and FaceBook). I’m heading in that direction because blogs with little content generate little interest . . . not that I’m saying I’ll generate interest, but the odds are greater if there’s actually something to read if people happen to visit this blog.
Well, OK . . . the main reason is I enjoy reading my old stuff. I have a (relatively) large volume of mostly unseen content, and re-posting it here, intermingled with fresh material, is likely to give the occasional reader the idea I am a prolific writer. Notice I did not say great, or even good.
No, I have no illusions of greatness. Well . . . I have personal illusions; I don’t let a day go by without praising myself on my philosophy of life, my writing efforts, and my photography. Considering I am self-thought, I have great admiration for myself and my efforts in various things I dabble in. I know few, if any, share in my self-adulation, but that’s why it’s so important for me to steadfastly maintain my one-person cheering section.
Yessiree (or is it yesiree?), I am my number one fan, so I’m assured at least one visit and one reading for each of my posts. And I know for a fact I will find them insightful, interesting, and always entertaining.
And so I begin . . .