After my last post, I talked with Daniel for awhile about it. Specifically, what I had to offer, because I felt, and, honestly, still feel, that I have little of worth to offer that readers will like (and, as mentioned, I’m not really into repeating what everyone else is doing). But Daniel tells me that what I have to offer . . . is myself. Apparently, I have a unique background, and he thinks readers would actually enjoy knowing about it since my experiences necessarily inform my stories.
I don’t talk about my background much–not because I have any shame, but because. . . well, two reasons, really. 1. I kind of view it as reserved for those who actually take the time to get to know me and, therefore, as my friends, get to know about me and 2. Most people aren’t really interested in other people’s backgrounds, so why would I bore them with it?
I suppose, in a way, those two are connected. I assume I am boring you until you take the time to know me, and then you get to hear about my life and bear with it because you love me. 🙂
But, you know, when Daniel talks about it, it really does sound kind of interesting. I mean, I have helped run a farm, helped build two houses in the middle of the woods, lived in tents, and worked my way up from poverty through college and to a career and house in DC. Classic American dream, here. 🙂
So, I’ve decided to give this a try. My GOAL is to schedule weekly posts (Hm. Or maybe every two weeks. . . that might be less pressure), and include little anecdotes about my life, which may or may not relate to the subject of the post (assuming I have more to say than the anecdote itself), but designed to draw innocents like you in to read my blog. Let me know how it works.