Happy New Blog!

Blogs are like opinions: everybody has one, and nobody cares about yours.

So why am I creating one? Do you care what I think? Do you crave my opinion on various matters? Am I some vacuous celebrity who believes that my public awaits my every outpouring?

No, I’m just some guy, living a normal life, fighting the good fight to survive in today’s world. I just don’t get a chance to use words like vacuous or outpouring very often. Chances are nobody except me will ever see these ramblings.

I think I’m doing it because I’ve tried it before and failed to keep it up, and one of my 2009 resolutions is to finish what I start. So, unlike my various paper journals and my failed Xanga blog, I am determined to keep up with this thing, posting at least weekly, but hopefully more often.

What will I be blathering on about?

Well, let’s see. I’m the divorced father of a 14-year-old boy, so I’m sure I can throw in a few thoughts about relationships, parenting and dealing with teenagers. I love all sorts of music, and my son and I bang around on guitars (he’s taking actual lessons), so there’s that to talk about. I’m not a particularly political animal, so I’ll probably throw out a few uninformed political opinions now and again. There’s a plethora (another word I never can fit into everyday conversations!) of subjects that I know nothing about that I’ll discuss anyway.

Another thing I’ll do is share what I think are interesting websites. The first one I’m going to mention is the site that brought me here in the first place, 43 Things. You sign up for a free account, and make a list of 43 things you’d like to accomplish. You can keep track of your progress, and read “How I Did It” stories from other members who have done the task you want to do. Does it help? That’s pretty much up to you, isn’t it? Can’t hurt.

And look, I’ve accomplished my first task: starting a blog.

Hopefully I can follow through and post on a regular basis.

No, not “hopefully I can”…I will.

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