I’ve resisted the temptation to write or contribute to a blog for so long now, that I almost feel guilty as I sit here and type what will become my first post. I suppose it was inevitable. I’ve been an early adopter with practically every other form of technology and media (social or otherwise) for as long as I can remember. My biggest problem has always been a fear of generating poor content, creating something that only I would benefit from, thus rendering my blog purely self-serving. That’s not what I want from this blog, which is why it’s taken me so long to summon the courage to start writing. And yes, I see the irony in writing about worrying about poor content, in a post about bad posting. You see where this is going, right?
I’ve always loved writing, and had the usual aspirations (delusions of grandeur?) around “getting a book together” or “trying to get something published”. I’ve written so much in my life - mainly marketing and PR copy, but (with the exception of one short story) never anything truly creative, responsive or particularly conversation inspiring. So; I’m hoping to change all that. I find it odd now, looking back, that although the outlet of a blog has been available to me for so long now, it’s taken me until now to actually write something. There’s a conversation starter for my shrink. I have to admit, however, that my grammar has definitely taken a knock in the last few years - I suppose it’s more through laziness than anything else, so my apologies in advance if I make you work when reading my posts.
Against the advice from friends and colleagues working in Social Media, and publishing, when the topic of “starting a blog” is broached, there will not be a “theme” or a particular topic to this blog. It will be constructed from musings, ramblings, opinionated rants and a lot of questioning of both myself, and my personal and professional life.
Topics I’ll be ranting on, whining about, questioning and exploring will no doubt include the digital media world as a whole, social strategy (my job), social media in general, emerging technologies, robots (yes, robots - the awesome kind, is there any other?), the future, cheesy sci-fi that I either love or hate, space (mainly the soon to be realised dream of many to experience commercial space travel), observations on the peculiar nature of “folk” (in the colloquial sense - referring to the general masses, not folk music), the Law (my current topic of academic study) and probably a bit of football (yes, soccer - the one played with your feet, not a combination of feet and hands). There will be image posts, videos, quotes from the media and so on. In theory.
Get involved and respond, I’m not easily offended. I’m sure the majority of my posts will be drivel, but if even just one is enjoyed and/or shared then I’ll be a happy little monkey.
NB: I’m not actually a monkey.