Why start a blog?
I’ve been tossing this idea around for a while now, and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge. Consider this my first foray into blogging! At the moment, I do not have a clear picture of what I want this blog to be. However, what I do know is that I simply want an outlet for my thoughts. I enjoy the practice of putting my thoughts into words. I think it helps me not only to develop my writing skills, but it also helps me to improve my understanding of the subject that I’m writing about. Recently, I’ve tried putting more time and effort into reviewing the books that I read and the video games that I play. I’ve found that writing these reviews has helped me to develop a more critical eye when consuming this media. I think that by sharing these reflections, I will gain more from writing them. Having an audience who can react to my thoughts, and to have a discussion with, seems like it would be substantially more beneficial than just keeping these thoughts to myself.
What will this blog cover?
While I don’t have a specific theme or topic that I think this blog will cover, I do have some high-level ideas about what I might want to publish here. One idea is to expand the reviews I write, diving deeper into those books, movies, or games that I enjoy. My wife and I are also in the process of buying a house, and we’re very excited to work on a wide variety of projects for it. I plan on sharing my thoughts on that often, and I’m sure there will be more than a few lessons learned. I also enjoy cooking, and I love sharing and discussing recipes that I have tried or discovered. And finally, as a professional developer, I spend a lot of time learning and trying new technologies in my field. I think that the best way to master something is to try to teach others that same skill. So, in short, you can probably expect something completely different with each new post.
When will you get new posts?
I plan to have a new post each week, likely coming out on Monday evenings. Each post will focus on something significant from the previous week, and that I think warrants some discussion or reflection. I’m excited to start this journey, and to have a more formal place to organize my various thoughts and reflections!
Have a great week, and I’ll see you all next Monday for the first “official” post of this blog!