Why would anybody else think the world needs to hear his or her internal monologue? One reason only, unadulterated hubris. Ego pure and simple.
That was easy. Next question.
I invented blogging in the early 1990’s. Not in the ‘wrote it down on paper and applied for a patent’ sense. More in the “My grandfather invented the clipboard.” “Really?” “Well, he often said that he wished he had a portable writing surface.” sense.* Back then I was making my first Webpage and learning HTML and wondering what I was going to do to keep the page fresh. This was a time when, almost unbelievably in the current days of ubiquitous commercial pages, most WebPages were just what I was planning- a hobby for nerds viewed by geeks. I decided that in addition to displaying my artwork I would augment the page with my personal musings about the state of the universe. I read once that the average human has two history changing ideas a year but most never bother to follow through on one of them in a lifetime. Blogging was one of mine that year.
So, what will this blog be ABOUT? I’ve noticed that successful blogs seem to keep to one topic almost exclusively and have a clear understandable point of view. With that in mind I plan to ricochet all over the place and write this in a William Burroughs stream-of-consciousness style covering every topic that comes into my head with no rhyme or reason. That should help.
*These quotes were pilfered from Aaron Sorkin’s Sportsnight TV series.