I’ve attempted to blog a couple of times before, but haven’t stuck with it. It isn’t that I lack the motivation, but rather that I have trouble coming up with something to say. I find this odd and confusing because I’m very opinionated and my brain is always crunching, but I look at the blank screen and, well, nothing.
Once I tried inventing an alternate personality. I pretended to be an evil genius bent on world domination. It was a neat idea, but my creative energy was insufficient to sustain the endeavor. My second attempt was at a political blog. I have a lot of thoughts and ideas about politics and have no trouble making my arguments to friends or co-workers, but I found my blog posts to be unoriginal. I couldn’t help but feel that I was just repackaging information that I had heard or read.
Still, the desire to express myself has remained. I hosted my own genealogy website for several years and enjoyed it, but when I tried to mix it up with a little politics I wound up alienating many of my visitors.
So now I am trying again. No impersonations of Dr. Evil, no constraining myself to politics. I’m just going to write and see what happens.