Welcome to my first ever blog entry!
…Hmm. There was no trumpet fanfare like I was expecting. With all the hype about the “blogosphere,” I expected my own private parade or something. Not that I really need a parade–though don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t mind one. I suppose the logistics of the thing are a little too complex to accomplish instantly. Street closures, band bookings, and then they’d have to reserve a date, make sure it works for everyone… Come to think of it, I’d probably have to show up to the parade–I mean, it’d be rude not to, really–and frankly, I’m not sure I’ve got a parade-shaped gap in my schedule at the moment as I’m too busy with getting my novel to press and all that entails. (Yes! Shameless plug!) Perhaps it’s just as well there’s no parade. I don’t know, though, not even a trumpet fanfare? Ah, well. Somehow life goes on.
So yes, first ever blog entry! This isn’t to say I’m completely new to the concept, of course; I’ve written short stories, one and (so far) 3/4ths novels, essays, journal entries, forum posts–I’ve even written four movie scripts in college, but we won’t talk about those–but I’ve never officially blogged. (Ah, noun-verbing. Gotta love it.) I think part of the difference is that the word “blog” seems to carry with it a connotation of some sort of importance given how they’re always talking about “what the blogs are saying” in political discussions. Great, so now I have to write important things? Ack, the pressure! I’m a writer, but I’m much more used to writing things that are meant to be entertaining rather than “important.”
Then again, entertainment is important, right? (I mean, it must be; there’s an entire section of the newspaper devoted to it!) Besides, given how many Hollywood blogs are likely devoted to tracking the minutiae of Paris Hilton’s dog’s dietary choices (“Is she depressed about the size of Leona Helmsley’s dog’s inheritance? Oh, noes!”) I guess I’m safe. So if you’ve found this blog, hi there, and keep reading! I’ll do my best to make it interesting.
And I guarantee you here and now that this is the last time I’ll mention Paris Hilton or Leona Helmlsey in this space! (Legal Dept. note: This is not a guarantee. Offer void where prohibited by law. Blog should not be taken internally.)
Quote of the Arbitrary Time Period: “Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.” –Douglas Adams