What, BLOG???

As I sit down to write my very first post, I have to ask: Why blog?

I imagine that bloggers have various reasons: they believe that others want to read about their pregnancy, their pet, their personal lives; they have information to share such as how to change the oil in a car or what movie to watch. Do people blog out of vanity or out of a need to reach out to others? Probably both, depending on your celebrity status.

My reason is simple; I need to write.

Next question: Do I need a subject? Do I need to stick with one topic: the books I read, the stuff I write, the places I visit, the recipes I try, my day to day life?

Nope. Ugh. The very idea of having to stick to one subject terrifies me.

Will I ever write about any of those given topics? Probably. The point is just to put my fingers to the keyboard and write.

Despite the public nature of a blog by its very definition, I am writing more for myself as an exercise than I am for any audience, real or imagined...at the beginning, anyway.

If, by chance, you happen to read these words and actually enjoy them or want to follow me, all the better!