Welcome. How do you start a blog? I have this one right here, but it just exists for my own amusement. That and to keep my family up on what's going on in my life. I'm not sure that's such a good idea but oh well.
What exactly do you put in a first post? Does it even matter? Is anyone even gonna read my first post?
I struggled with what to name my blog. For right now I'm sticking with self titled mostly because I can't think of anything else. I also had to figure out the http address. I went for rummaged and ransacked because I like those words and they seem to fit my life right now.
Rummage: a jumble of things to be given away. search haphazardly. a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion).
Ransack: plunder; steal goods, take as spoils. to comb. to make a vigorous and thorough search or examination of a location or thing, usually leaving behind a state of disarray. looted. to rummage and steal.
Ha! You could say that about describes my situation in life. The search for my self identity, so to speak, is definately causing disorder or confusion leaving behind a state of disarray.
I'm a writer. Not in the professional sense, but in the sense that in my life I have always written. I write letters, diaries, blogs, notes... If you asked my family what I like to do they'd probably say reading and writing. As a kid I always had a notebook and a book. I had a great immagination. It's a shame that I can't really do anything with my love of writing. Oh wait! ... along came blogging.
I used to think blogging was stupid. I thought it was just an online diary. I would see blogs here and there and I would think "this is so boring, why would anyone want to read this". But then I realized that people do blog for good reasons and people do read each other's blogs. And then my mom directed me to Brazen Careerist and I realized what blogging is really about, or at least what it can be. A search. Perhaps a thorough search for something?
I don't know where this is going; where this 'blogging for real' will take me. But it can't hurt to build a network, or at least attempt to. It can't hurt to practice my writing skills and try to figure out my life with the whole world watching (I should be so lucky). My goal is to be honest and write with purpose. Penelope says to offer the reader something they are looking for. I don't know that this first post will neccesarily do any of that. I didn't plan this out, I just wrote it because I needed a first post.
So, welcome to my first post. Let's see where I go from here.