Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Okay, okay, you're starting a blog, but what's it about?
Well, first off, I want give a massive shout out to those following me! So nice! My wife (loyalty!), an entomologist (bugs!) and a woman on parental leave (sorry if you are back to work TM! I didn't know!). So anyways, this post was originally going to be about how my son was stung by a wasp but, you know, I didn't want to pander. I keep it real here (peace!).
So, instead, I wanna talk (write?) about what this blog is going to be about. Believe it or not, I have read a blog or two myself and when I thought about doing it, I pondered weightily the different things it could be about.
I guess the first point is that this is not intended to be some sort of "Dear Ndugu" type exercise. The more readers the better! One doesn't become the "Newest Star in Canadian Literature" writin' in no diary! ("God what an egotist! Insufferable!")
So what does one write about?
Guh - Either "this star is so fabulous" or "this star is a big turd...and is not wearing underwear in this paparazzi shot". Next!
To be frank, I feel like there are a lot of aspiring writer dudes out there that start a sports blog less out of love for the subject of the blog (rah! rah! rah!) and more for access to the ready made audience. Well, I can totally understand it, but ole' Hossy just can't roll like that.
Well, I reckon if I thought law was so dang interesting, I wouldn't be wrting this in the first place! Plus, how can you outdo Bob Loblaw's law blog?
Yes, 3/5th's of my fam has been felled by this particular disease. But I just can't help feeling like writing a blog about it may compromise the state of denial I live in with respect to this particular fact. Next!
(Sorry. This post is a bit on the long side. Atypical!)
Linking to cute videos of baby animals?
Come on. You think these hands - they've been soaking in Ivory Liquid?
So...I got no category. A bit concerned. Somebody could look at my blog and say "hey, it's not about the Raptors...or needlepoint.....or Britney...or Bedazzling stuff....Next!
But its just the risk I gotta take. Dammit.