As WordPress stated… Hello, world!
The reason I have started a blog is very simple: it is a way for me to connect with readers/writers/bloggers/go-getters while I go through the long – often difficult – process of trying to self-publish my poetry and short stories online. The soul-crushing insecurities, the brief sparks of breathless joy. All of it will be, in great detail (I am already lying, oh), highlighted here.
This blog will be the ax enticingly hanging over my head and reminding me that I must do what it is I have always wanted do, instead of being a self-deprecating recluse. A wallflower, perhaps. My own stylized guillotine. How dramatic! Oh, I know. My melodrama is infinite in its scope.
There is nothing more terrible than having folders upon folders of poetry and other bits of writing saved on your hard drive, and being afraid to let it be heard and seen. No more, I say! I believe I have accidentally stolen someone’s brass cojones, so I’m going to run with this opportunity as far as I can.
I will blather on about the whys, wheres, and hows in spurts when I can. This blog will be that extra shove I need, the jump-down-the-cliff push.
Honestly, I hope this works.