Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Here we go again.........again!
So...here I am starting a new blog. I entered the so called "blogosphere" a few years back. My most recent blog efforts being S.W.Y.M Nation, (Say What You Mean!) a blog dedicated to my political rants and opinions starting early in the primary season last year and finally ending after the election of Obama. The blog didn't actually end...I sort of....got bored and stopped rendering opinions on anything political. Back in Nov. of 2008, I started my blog CIGAR CIGAR. A blog dedicated to cigars and cigar smoking. Prior to both of these blogs I hosted a few online "adult" oriented forums and discussion lounges mostly dedicated to erotica and more sexual based content. Blogs more or less about relationships, sex talk/advice as well as erotic fiction and true stories.
Okay...so, I've provided a quick background to my "blog experience" to illustrate the following:
FOR THE MOST PART, WHEN I'VE BLOGGED OR CREATED A BLOG...THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DEFINED SUBJECT MATTER OR TOPIC OF DISCUSSION FOR ME TO FOLLOW. I had very specific goals with each blog and found myself wanting to say or discuss particular subjects and render my opinion(s). So here I am...now....creating another blog but this time...with no real agenda. No predetermined subject or area of interest. I'm not blogging about some passionate past time of mine and I'm not providing advice or opinion on a particular topic I deem myself to be expert in.
So you may ask yourself...."why bother?" No wait.......I ask myself...."Why bother!?"
The answer is simple: I've got a lot on my mind and for whatever reason, I think other people may be interested in reading what I've got to say. More importantly, perhaps blogging will serve to be therapeutically cathartic for me. A way of just...letting it all out. I'm a writer and have enough going on to keep me occupied. But blogging, (aimlessly) could be beneficial by forcing me to purge random thoughts and sort the mess of unstructured ideas residing in my mind.
Question is...with no real subject to blog about, no specific agenda.....where would I start?
Well in contemplation of this question, I had to ask myself another: "Who is actually going to read my stuff?" The very idea of creating a blog with the anticipation of anyone else reading it or becoming a "follower" (more on that later), suggest a certain amount of pretentiousness by the author and a definite amount of narcissism to one degree or another. I'd rather not think of it that way but realistically, it's hard not to. That being the case, don't most bloggers want to create content worth the time of their "followers?" Shouldn't bloggers create blogs to entertain, inform, share ideas and provide perspective? Are these necessary prerequisite motivations for the authors? I gather not. But still, one can't help but ponder these things when they decide to commit to the task. Controversy is always good. Strong opinions. Unpopular opinions, celebrity gossip and rumors. These things sell print and attract readers.
REPUBLICANS ARE MORONS!
SARAH PALIN IS AN INSULT TO THINKING WOMEN!
ORGANIZED RELIGION SHOULD BE STOMPED OUT!
WHO CARES IF GAY PEOPLE MARRY ONE ANOTHER!
BLACK PEOPLE EMBARRASS ME SOMETIMES!
WOMEN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BI-SEXUAL!
PORN IS FUN!
SAVING THE PLANET EFFORTS ARE RETARDED!
BERNIE MADOFF SHOULD HAVE BEEN BEATEN DOWN IN PUBLIC!
BERNIE MADOFF'S WIFE SHOULD LOSE EVERYTHING!
JESUS WAS A GREAT MAN DURING HIS TIME!
MOST PEOPLE IN CHURCH ARE FULL OF SHIT!
DICK CHENEY SHOULD JUST...DIE!
COUPLES SHOULD EMBRACE SEX TOYS!
SMOKING MARIJUANA IS NOT A BAD THING!
MASTURBATION IS A HEALTHY NORMAL PART OF LIFE!
ELDERLY PEOPLE AREN'T ALWAYS WISE!
See.....A lot said.....some controversial....profound statements? Maybe. Maybe not. But hey, probably sparked a few chuckles or even raised a few eyebrows! (I can just see my wife's face now!) Some of what I just mentioned I definitely have opinions on and could elaborate further. Some, I could care less about. I plan to blog about whatever, whenever and however. I'm not going to create the "I HAVE A PERFECT FAMILY AND LIFE IS ALL PEACHY AND FUN JOURNAL" and I'm not going to blog on the daily, banal events and happenings of my life. (maybe a few) If I do, I'll try my best not to keep it all....warm and fuzzy.......cute and friendly. Fuck it! At some point, I'll blog--"MY WIFE IS PISSING ME THE FUCK OFF!" Plain and simple. Or maybe it'll be ME PISSING HER OFF and I'll be feeling bad about it!
Maybe I'll interest you, maybe I won't. I guess it would be cool if I blogged about positive things and the joy I find in this life. I'm a HUGE music lover, film lover, wine drinker, cigar smoker, technology whore and I've got a lot of passion when it comes to a great deal of many things.
SO, I'll end this by saying....NO, MY FUTURE BLOGS WILL NOT RAMBLE ON NEARLY AS LONG AS THIS ONE HAS NOR WILL I SUBJECT YOU TO LENGTHY READING SESSIONS ON....BULLSHIT! This is simply my introduction and my...."HELLO!”
As for FOLLOWERS-Let me say this: I don't want anyone...FOLLOWING me! Creeps me out! Don't follow me...JOIN me! Hang WITH me. Stop by. Check out what I'm saying. Put me in my place. Agree with me. Disagree with me. Render your own opinion. Laugh. Relate to what I’m saying. Be inspired. Ask me a question. Ask me for advice. Say something nice or piss me off with a nasty comment! It’s all good and I welcome you all!
Okay wait....I change my mind...FOLLOW ME!!! Please, sign up to "FOLLOW" my blog. That would be nice! And please....tell your friends! LOL! I only hope that I can earn your time and warrant you taking the time to say….”Let me go see what he’s saying today!” (No matter what I’m saying!)
Until next time....
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