While I have spent most of my life engaged in some form of writing, even creating Web sites for myself and others, this is my first attempt at blogging. After deciding that I have a reason to blog (to ensure that I write something, daily, just for me), I made a concerted effort to make it happen. First, I decided to put all other obligations aside, including writing a report to a bank for a grant that was secured and spent; reading a fund raising proposal that I must report on by morning; emptying three cardboard boxes sitting next to my bed that I just can’t seem to get to; cleaning my kitchen that is just frustrating on so many levels; gathering my papers for tax purposes; finishing the monthly challenge from WetCanvas that I began three times and finally think it will result in something worth framing; ignoring my pug, Bernie Mac, who thinks he should be allowed to go out and play every time he sees one of his ‘friends’ playing outside and, finishing my collection of short stories and one of my novels (all of which I have been working on for over 10 years).
Next, I called a friend who has been blogging for a while and asked which is the best blogging software to use. Once I settled on WordPress, I spent the last 6 hours exploring themes, designs and just what my blog will contain. Still not sure about the design and purpose, but, with this as my test post, let the blogging begin!