Friday, January 25, 2008

What am I doing here?

Not really an existential question; it has more to do with motivations and justifications for blogging. It's not as though I need to spend more time at the computer. And it's not as though the Internet needs one more person inflicting his thoughts and obsessions on the world...

Part of it, I suspect, is ego. Not that I'm proud of that, but it's a factor that demands consideration.

Another, arguably healthier, part is the writer's need to write. I'm usually not that talkative in person, but sometimes I think my head will explode from all the "useless information" (my wife's term) piling up in there. A blog may help me exercise my brain while exorcizing some of the data.

If, somewhere down the road, you want to blame someone for the existence of this blog, look to the guys over at Querencia. Steve happens to be one of my favorite writers; I can't even remember now how I discovered his blog, but I've become addicted and will look to it as a model of what a blog can and should be. Matt actually sowed the seeds by suggesting that I blog on my first dachshund, Maxine, when she was a puppy. I wasn't ready then, although I did eventually write an article about her and two friends' rabbit dogs for International Falconer magazine. Now I think I'm ready to take the plunge, although I'll try to make the subject matter slightly broader than training one puppy.

Here goes nothing...

4 comments:

mdmnm said...

Looking forward to reading!

Steve Bodio said...

Me too- welcome!

Matt Mullenix said...

Good show! Bring it on. Someday we'll have a quorum. :-)

Cat said...

So far, so good!