Day Zero

Well, here it is, my first blog. I’ve thought about starting a blog a few times, but not much more than I thought about starting a garden or a fire. Time will tell if this will be something I commit to, but no doubt it will create some connections, keep some interested people informed and maybe even entertained, for I love to do both.

I’m mainly doing this for myself- its the eve of my 27th birthday and, while I usually take my life by the horns, my grip is never that good, leaving things left undone, goals unscored, and dreams kept in the rough draft stages in my head. I know I’m capable of more, so as I turn 27 years old, an age notorious for successful people to off themselves, I’ve asked myself to really increase my life standards, mainly in my health and financial status, to a level that I am satisfied with. Starting tomorrow. This blog will most likely elaborate on and track the progress of those goals.

I also want to connect with new people, reconnect with old friends, and Facebook just isn’t going to be my only outlet for that. There’s something that I truly hate about Facebook that I just can’t put my finger on. It’s not that it keeps changing, or that people post stupid stuff. I think it’s just that its not personal enough for me. It’s become an entirely new genre of etiquette and has drummed up it’s own special list of new social feax pas. However I find myself on the Facebook anyway because it’s almost a social necessity these days. I send personal messages, throw likes at stuff and people and say “happy birthday” this time around because I was online, but for over a year now I haven’t posted any statuses. There’s nothing I feel like I am compelled to share with EVERY Facebook friend and every family member, that should pop up front as “news” for them. So now I’ll post my blog on there and if people want to take a moment to digitally hang out and hear a few of my stories/thoughts/events, they can. At this point, I don’t know if I’m talking to the reader or myself. Yep. This should be fun.

Now that I think about it, I started this blog to be used as a personal journal that I may eventually post publicly, but this is going public right now.  And at the end of the day, I would like people to read some of the shit I put on here, but I’m pretty much going to put whatever comes to my mind, be it happy, sad, boring, hilarious, eloquent crude, offensive or otherwise. I’m a pretty accommodating guy, so what I plan to do is section off parts of my blog posts that are going to be negative, crude, or risque in my opinion. Also rants/tangents/soap box lectures/research that may be fascinating to myself or others but I could honestly say won’t be something many people would like to read will be sectioned off, in an attempt for people to easily skip those parts and read the lighter more normal stuff. This may be difficult, but I’ll see how that idea works out.

I always start things with great enthusiasm only to end many with great enthusiasm, so let’s see how long I can truthfully keep this up before I say anymore or make any rules. But I don’t know how to end these. So until next time:

THE END

GOODBYE

LOVE, BRANDON,

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