Why? Short answer, Seeley.
I wanted a way to introduce him to our friends and family without dragging him all around town. Although he does love his car rides.
Long answer… I found myself reading more and more blogs and thinking, I could do this. I’ve written speeches and short stories, poems and reports, funny little notes on my Facebook page, how hard can it be?
Harder than I thought.
It’s easy to write, but much harder to come up with a topic to write about. Finding the motivation and the time to actually sit down and write, not so easy either. Everything I’ve read about blogging, says to post often, everyday if you can. They don’t have to be anything special, but the more you post, the more others will come back to your blog. It’s a social thing. Bloggers read other blogs.
It’s like Facebook…
it’s BloggleFaceSpace+ ™
When? Back in February of last year, I stumbled across a blog that started it all. I was reading The Oatmeal and he made reference to a blog. The name struck me as funny so I checked it out. It was Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick. She’s awesome, and she has a book coming out, which I would love to have. (hint hint…. ahem anniversary coming up cough cough Tina)
On her blog she mentions another, which took me to Hyperbole and A Half, by Allie Brosh. She’s awesome too, but in a more manic and disturbing way. Unfortunately she hasn’t posted in quite a while. After doing some searching, I found she was dealing with some major depression issues. I wish her well and hope she comes back, because I love her posts.
While trying to find what happened to Allie, I was Google stalking her, I came across Random Ninja – Writer of Wrongs by Erika Hancock. Another very funny blogger, who happens to live in the same city as I do. How cool is that? It’s like six degrees of separation or something.
That was when I decided to try my hand at this blogging thing. The original concept was to have a place where my wife and I could write about whatever we wanted. Tina has yet to contribute. Which is really too bad, because she’s a much better writer than I am. Here’s a sample of her writing:
“In literature we often find… blah blah blah… some more crap here….. blah blah….. some other literary shit…. blah blah blah…”
No really! She actually wrote that in a draft for an English paper. She fixed it before she submitted it and it was very eloquent. She got an A on it.
And now here we are. Still 2 days behind on the 31 Day Blog Challenge, and no help from the wife. Blah Blah blah….