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Initial impression of a neophyte blogger

I’m one of those people who likes to try and work things out by themselves. I hate it when other people do that, can’t work it out and then ask me to sort whatever it is out for them:

Dad: How does this work?

Me: Have you read the manual?

Dad: No. It’s easier to ask you.

Me: (Thinks) ‘Read the (bleeping) manual!’ (Says) Ok Dad, lets see if we can work this out.

Which is probably quite a common conversation in this day and age. Anyway, today I actually made a start on reading a bit about what I should do and how I should go about doing it with regard to this blogging thing. One of the first bits of advice is to “get focussed”. Hmm. Why? Life is infinitely complex and varied, so why should what one chooses to present to the world be constrained by “getting focussed”?

I don’t have any expert knowledge of anything, and I don’t claim to have thoughts which are earth shattering, or to have taken images which have great artistic or intellectual merit, so I’m writing for me; perhaps as a form of 21st century interactive diary and perhaps so that I can try and make sense of a few things and this is the best way I can do that. Being “focussed” is the last thing I wish to be.


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That’s sort of scary

By putting just a few words “out there” I have some response. I’ve made a connection with some people – 5 likes and a couple of followers in just a few hours. Thank you to you all, whoever you may be. Blundering around in this new world the sheer volume of “stuff” is overwhelming, so I wonder what it is that made 5 people choose to like my post and 2 of them to like it enough to want to see more? As a neophyte blogger this is encouraging, but as even I don’t really know what I’m going to write about…

My previous experience of social networking has been confined to forums about specific interests and I resolutely avoid Facebook, twitter et al so the whole mass connectivity thing is thought provoking and as I say “slightly scary”. I guess I’ll do some pondering and see what thoughts occur to me tomorrow.


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