Before this semester I never had a blog, nor really ever considered blogging. Now i have two classes where i have to create blogs. At first, it was some what overwhelming and I’m still trying to get the hang of it. After reading Why I Blog, I started thinking that I might want to start up my own personal blog outside of class. In the article Andrew Sullivan writes, “Blogging is therefore to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive.” I really liked this quote because it changed the way I look at most writing. Most of my writing experience so far has been pretty much just been writing papers, which is the opposite of “more free-form, more accident-prone.” Especially in Expos, where it feel like i was writing the same paper every week. This semester has opened up my eyes to the idea of writing for fun.
As I pondered on the idea of starting a personal blog, some questions arose. What would I write about? Would anyone read it or even care about what i have to write? I figured i would probably just write about music and professional wrestling (yea, i know its fake), since those are my main interests. Even if know one reads it, i might be fun just to write.
So if you blog or even if you don’t, I’d love to hear your thoughts on blogging!