30 December, 2005

Getting started

This is my first attempt at a blog.

No, hold on, it's my first attempt at a personal blog. I've already written a blog of sorts but that was an Editor's Log and was exclusively posts about editing a fanzine. This is time, it's just about me. Sure, fanzine editing will enter into it, because that's a key part of what interests me, but this blog will be more than that. It'll be about what's up with me; what I'm doing and what I'm thinking.

Or at least it will be if I keep posting. You see I have a uncanny knack for starting something with great fire and enthusiasm and then quietly dropping it again after a short while. (The aforementioned Editor's log was a casualty of this). It takes a lot of effort for me to stick at something. My mind wanders, I get bored, something more interesting comes along and behind me there's a trail of unfinished tasks. Actually, that sounds worse than it is and I'm no doubt like most of the population in this respect. I hasten to add that I'm talking about small things here - I don't think I'm that unreliable and I draw the line at letting other people down... well, at least not intentionally.

I'm not a great believer in New Years resolutions, but it just so happens that I've started this blog on the penultimate day of 2005, so it might as well be one.

Why did I start this blog? A friend of mine from the UK, Paul Cornell, emailed me a link to his own recently-created blog and after reading this I noticed that Paul had a link to another blog written by another UK friend of mine, David Bishop, so I read his as well. I haven't been in contact much with these two guys recently so the blogs were a great way of catching up on what they've been doing recently without badgering them with emails. I thought they seem to be enjoying themselves, why not jump in and join them?

So here I am. Let's see how it goes.

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