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Another Blog? What am I THINKING?!!

September 22, 2009 Leave a comment

A very good question!  Don’t I already have TWO other blogs and a couple of podcasts to do?  It’s not as though I’m exactly overflowing with free time.  And why on Earth should I want to add a new blog to the millions already out there — surely it’ll have even less impact than pouring a thimbleful of water into the Atlantic Ocean!

Hey, I’ve got my reasons.  Here are a few of them:

1. Personal Branding. No, I’m not talking about scouring my flesh with a heated, iron emblem.  I mean that as my various projects progress it occurs to me that it would be nice to have something that helps link them together in some way and make them more accessible.  This way, now, if anyone wants to check out the different aspects of what I’ve been doing or thinking about, there’ll be a central place on the web for them to go.

2. More Writing. I’d like to start doing some freelance writing and in order to do that I need samples.  So, I plan to use this blog to produce lots and lots of nonfiction articles about anything and everything I find interesting.  If I can manage to do it regularly then maybe that’ll help get me into the habit of writing more, which can only be a good thing.  And hopefully I can make it entertaining to anyone who wanders by this little site of mine.

3. The Experiment. I’m all about media experiments.  You’ll notice a play button at the end of this entry (or at least you will if I can get everything working properly).  If you press it, you’ll get to hear me read the article to you, thus giving you the choice of reading through it, listening to it or both, if you’re so inclined.  It’s something that I saw one or two people doing on their fiction blogs and thought I’d give it a try.  I plan to do that with every article I post.  Let me know what you think!

4. I want to. I also never really had much of a sense of time management, anyway.

So there it is.  Let’s give this here article-writing thing a spin and see how it handles!

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