Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day One: A New Beginning

Today I am going to try something new with this blog. Instead of trying to be profound with every post that I write, I'm going to be a little more mundane. 

This is all part of a new beginning (of sorts). I need to come up with some new hobbies, something to occupy my free time instead of wasting it on that which doesn't matter. With that being said, I am going to try to post to this at least three to four times a week. Not because I expect that anyone will read it, but because I need to have a better outlet for expressing myself and occupying my time. In other words I am going to try to build some good habits instead of creating more bad ones. Sort of New Year's Resolution without actually putting up a new calendar.

The first reason that I am choosing to blog more is because it is something that I have always been interested in. I have always thought that it was a great way to communicate ideas and self-expression. I could choose many other outlets to express myself, but other forms of social media are relatively boring to me. Facebook has lost it's luster; I just don't seem to have the energy to devote to it anymore. It is quickly just becoming an echo chamber. The posts just aren't that relevant anymore. Most of what I see is reposts of articles or posts from some of the brands that I follow. And while some of those brands have interesting articles, it's just a time suck. Twitter is even more useless. There is almost nobody on there to keep in touch with anymore. Instagram is cool, but I don't do that much that is visually interesting, and I have a few friends there, but not that many. While I will stay as active on them as possible, I just don't think I have time for it anymore.

The second reason that I am doing this is to write more. My friend Sean Leahy says that the only thing you need to do to write a book is to put pen to paper. Well, I'm going about it in a little more 21st Century way by putting fingers to keyboard. I have always want to count myself as a published author, and maybe one day this will get me to that goal. Don't get me wrong; I don't expect that anything that I write on this blog will be considered literature. I am just hoping to write more in the hopes that it will spark some sort of creativity and energize me to force me to have more "experiences."

So what will I write about? It could be anything really; or maybe nothing at all. Whatever catches my fancy on any given day. For instance today I am writing about writing more, but it could be a movie that I watched, or a book I've read, or something that is the news, or it could be how my day went. 

I want to make other changes as well. I would love to drink more water, exercise more and probably exercise some of my other demons. So this is the start to me being less of a slug and more productive and healthy. Like I said, I don't expect to have any readers here, but if you do follow me I'd love to hear from you in the comments, I'm always up for an animated discussion.

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