Thursday, February 17, 2005

Opening Lines

"Call me Ishmael..... " No - that won't do. Been used before.

"When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods...." Also been done before. Even if half true.

How is one supposed to start a blog? This is a new experience for me. And there appears to be no standard etiquette on the matter.

Some new bloggers start with a personal introduction. But I'm not sure yet whether this blog is going to be anonymous or not. There seem to be shades of grey of anonymity in the blogosphere. Some people seem to start off anonymously but as the blog builds and describes more and more details of personal or professional life, the people who know the blogger must start to guess his or her identity. I suspect this blog will be like that. So no real introduction here. The blog will be a reflection of my identity which may or not become a totally clear image as the months progress.

And what will the subject be? That's easy. Sailing is my passion and I have felt driven for some time to write about it. This medium seems to be the perfect one for sharing the random thoughts about sailing that roll around my head and touch on almost every aspect of the sport. But should it be exclusively about sailing? Or one of those more wide-ranging blogs covering many aspects of an individual's life. Focus or variety. We will see.....

So the blog will be a voyage with an unknown destination and no charts. An exploration that will take us where the winds and currents take us. Let's haul up the anchor and set sail.

We're on our way.......

4 comments:

Baydog said...

Hmmmm

Baydog said...

Hmmmm

Tweezerman said...

Hm! Don't know if my first comment made it through as I wasn't logged in. As I said, I'm amazed at how much you have written over the years. The line "unknown destination and no charts" is apropos as my blog has changed tacks several times over the years.

Anonymous said...

Well I've been reading your blog for about 7 years and have thoroughly enjoyed and identified with much that you say. I do hope you keep it going. It certainly inspires me. Thanks.

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