I find it interesting to note that the majority of my favourite bloggers didn’t bother with an introductory post but preferred to jump straight in with a favourite topic. No fanfare or mission statement - they just started. The exceptions had short introductory messages that basically stated an intent to blog and then got on with it. I’m breaking both of these conventions, possibly dooming myself to irrelevance in the process, because I have a deep seated need to paste a disclaimer over all that might happen here.
The most likely scenario is that this blog will accrue approximately three posts and then be abandoned never to be heard from again. At least, that’s been the trend.
The lingering doubt is that I don’t have anything of value to blog about. I discount my personal theories or feelings and after discounting them I’m left with nothing to write about. What I do end up writing about - the sterilised remnant of my experience - ends up mostly failing to meet a minimum standard of quality and gets summarily trashed.
This is mostly symptomatic of a faulty world view and an over-sensitivity to criticism. I’m so concerned that the crap I produce must be objectively valid that I forget that it might be subjectively valid and that the subjective value is valuable even if only to myself. So I realised that blogging is an opportunity to confront - within myself - this barrier. I suppose you can call it an …Read more...