Saturday, 12 December 2009

First Post

Right then. This here is my new blog. I say new blog because I have had other blogs. Oh yes. I am a serial starter of blogs. The first one was when I fancied myself as a bit of a chronicler of our times. Kind of a cross between Jonathan Swift, Robert Anton Wilson, and Bill Hicks but with all the talent removed. It didn't last long, and I can't even remember its name now.

I started the next one after reading and being blown away by the "Complete Prose" of Woody Allen. I decided that I would write humorous articles in the same vein. All I had to do was let my imagination off the leash, sit back and watch the genius flow from the tips of my fingers. Alas, I quickly discovered that my fingers were not attached to the hands, arms, body, or brain of a genius, and so that blog too petered out.

So why, you may ask, am I starting another? Well, this time my aim is different. This time I want to write as me, about the stuff I find interesting, and the things I am working on. Maybe that will be the last great film I watched. Maybe it will be about the last great techno album I listened to. Maybe about the last great book I read.

Or Maybe Technology.

Actually, my intention is to write about mostly technology. But I thought, if I name the blog Mostly Technology then I'll probably end up writing about anything but technology. So, 'maybe' it is.

Who knows whether this will fly? Who knows whether I will keep writing posts for longer than, ooh, let's say a month? Who knows whether anyone else will read my ramblings? Not me. And I don't really care. Right now it seems like a good idea so I'm going to run with it. If I run fast enough and flap my arms really hard, maybe it will fly. I'm not going to put myself under any pressure to write to a schedule. I'm not Jeff Atwood. I'm me. If I feel like writing, I'll write. If I don't, I won't.

So there.

Thank you for reading this First Post, hope you enjoyed it. Another may come along soon, or it may not. This could be the shortest lived blog I've ever written, or it could be the first post in a long and successful blogging career. I look forward to finding out which.

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