Starting up

I have to admit I’m more than a bit overwhelmed by the variety of options WordPress (which powers this blog) has to offer. Some are quite easy to implement, others more than a bit difficult. For now, I plan to keep things exceptionally simple. I may experiment some with the site’s appearance, but I really want to keep things clean and functional. I have enough clutter in my day-to-day world.

That said, I do plan to eventually replace the stars with something a bit snazzier, maybe an actual logo, and perhaps play with some of the various themes out there. (Any of my graphic designer friends want to help? There could be a pizza in it for you … MMMMMMM. PIZZA!)

As far as content, as I’ve already indicated that, gentle reader, is already kind of up to you. I’ve been specifically asked by a  few people whether or not this site will host any of my fiction. I hadn’t really thought about that, and for the moment, anyway, it would be kind of a trick since I haven’t written any in ages. That’s certainly one of my goals in 2012 — write more of what I personally enjoy. Instead of a list of resolutions, I took something of a personal inventory at the beginning of the year, and writing for fun is near the top.  I wish I had reams of short stories to share at the moment, but that’s just not the case at the moment.

I’ve been considering something akin to regular features, maybe even a “Flash Fiction Friday” or something of the ilk where I write the very best short short story I can in 15 minutes based on words chosen either at random or through some agency by readers.  That could be entertaining and more than a bit challenging, but we’ll have to see how that goes.

For now, expect random musings on largely random things. This is more meant as a tool to help me get my personal writing voice back, which I fear has been somewhat stunted of late by the journalistic voice I have to adopt for my daily writings. It’s also something that’s meant to remind me that writing can be fun, not just what I do to pay my manifold bills.

Speaking of, time to get back to work. Today’s random topic: Cotton. I know it exists, I’ll put it that way.

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