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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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AN INTRO

As the tagline says, this blog is for no one but myself. It is bound to be full of randomness, personal experiences, opinions, and hopefully a smidgen of catharsis. Okay, hopefully a plethora of catharsis. An underlying focus of this blog is to simply get me writing again. It has been far, far too long. Through the years people have kept telling me "Just do it," like a Nike slogan could solve everything, but for me it hasn't been so easy. Whether pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, I ended many nights with a blank page and/or screen. Here is to hoping this format opens the door to Just doing it.

In many ways, I have already begun down the path of writing more. NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, has just wrapped up. I have known about this yearly event for about five years, but this was my first year of participation. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write fifty thousand words throughout the month of November. That is roughly 1667 words a day. That daily word count seemed easy, at first, and I started off going above and beyond that. It didn't last, and soon I found myself trailing behind. In the end, with the help, support, and encouragement of friends -old and new- and family, I was able to eventually catch up and reach the 50k mark on the final evening. A full hour and a half to spare. I will go more into my NaNoWriMo experiences in more specific blog entries at a later time.

Blogging has been something I have wanted to for years now, but have never gotten myself to dive into. Even while writing this I have been reading, once again, multiple articles about the best formats and hosts for blogging. I tend to over-analyze things. As it is, the best route to take is to just jump in; akin to my jump into NaNoWriMo. Eventually, I hope to have up a handful of blogs on different topics. Time will tell.

Most of these blog entries will be personal. Possibly emotional. Raw. That seems to the best style I write in. Aside from the desire to write more (and consistently), is the hope of opening up more. Over the years, people have expressed that they don't feel they really know me. I tend to keep to myself and be heavily guarded. With the written word I aim to allow people a closer, more intimate glimpse at what makes me tick.  I am passionate about many things, and sometimes these topics come to the forefront. They will likely be highlighted periodically throughout this blog, and I will be prone to go on and on about them. I am long-winded, so prepare for some occasional walls of text.

TL;DR? Tough shit.  I honestly could care less.

So here I go, jumping right in. Once I get my bearings, I will take a look around and see what's what. By the time I enter out the other side, perhaps it will be "we" and not just "I." If not, that's okay too. Whatever happens, happens.

2 comments:

  1. Welcome to the wide world of Blogging. I hope you get what you came for and so much more.

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    1. Thank you very much, Becca! You and me both. We will see how it goes :)

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