I am hesitant. But here I am, so I guess I am not obstinate enough to resist the constant pressure that I have faced lately at the hands of my BFF’s1. Now that I have knuckled under, I have to figure out what my purpose is here. I have set a few guidelines for myself. They are all pretty common among my friends’ blogs, but I am not attempting innovation.
- I will set goals for myself and document my progress toward those goals. My hope is that this will be an agent of change in my lifestyle. I can recognize areas that need improvement, and I will tackle them directly and often, for the world2 to see, unabashed.
- I will share anecdotes from my personal life. Occasionally I have an interesting experience involving a friend, a co-worker, or some random woman who’s breast falls out of her shirt; and those situations may be worthy of writing about. This will probably be the hardest part of blogging for me. I am not a skillful storyteller, but I will try to keep it interesting. I might include pictures. I will never include a picture of a woman’s breast falling out of her shirt.
- I will try to brainwash you. My friend Tett thinks that I have some very controversial opinions. I will share my opinions for you to read, applaud, and quickly adopt as your own.
So here it is, from the beginning. I will either follow my guidelines, and grow from the experience, or I will quickly abandon this project altogether and leave you with a quarterly update on why I don’t have time to blog.3
1) Best Friend Forever. You can have more than one. This term may be used interchangeably with bestie, buddy, and “I love you… always have.”
2) I will never make reference to the actual number of readers that visit this blog regularly. It is tacky. It is selfish. And I don’t care who reads me, with very few exceptions.
3) Nobody reads this blog anyway.