Let me just start off by saying that I’m scared to death to start blogging. I enjoy writing and usually have plenty to say as long as I’m writing about something I care about, but to keep a personal blog with the potential for other people to read it and comment on it is kind of terrifying. Still, I’m intrigued to start on this little adventure because of something I read on Seth Godin’s blog, which (and forgive my much-less-eloquent-than-Seth paraphrase) is that in order to get better you should write every day. Even if it’s bad and even if you’re not sure what to say. He assures me that, the more I write, the better I’ll get, so I’m taking him on his word and going for it.
It helps that WordPress is encouraging everyone to take up the One Post Per Day challenge for the month of October as a warm up to November’s National Novel Writing Month. While I’m not sure I’m ready to write a novel, I do feel like I have a lot to say and could certainly use the practice before I start on the e-book for Stir the Embers.
So, I don’t really have much of a plan or theme yet, other than to talk about things that interest or concern me. I may use some foul language and I will most definitely rant a bit. I won’t be upliftingly positive all the time (I save that for the other public forums I post on a lot), but I’ll try not to be a complete downer. I will be honest and real as I can.