Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Don't know how to start

I know I need to start posting soon because otherwise I'd definitely wait until next year to do so. I'm unsure on how to approach the whole thing though. Do I talk to myself? Do I write as if I'm writing news? Or feature? Do I pretend I have readers when in fact nobody even knows about this blog yet?

I didn't realize until now how easy we had it at Chicken Mafia. It's a group blog, so even if we don't have any readers you can be sure the other members of the team will read your blog--in fact for some time, that's what happened despite our herculean attempts to get people to visit. Ok, so maybe not nearly at that level.

I wonder how other bloggers started out. Did they just decide one day that "Ahh! I want to start writing an online diary and bore people to death!" Or were some of them actually frustrated writers and decided to take it to the net? Hmmm... I ought to do a survey about this. That would not only help me start off with the right foot, but help me have stuff to blog about in the future hehe... Now if only I can get people to answer it. We will see over the next few weeks if I'll be successful or not, for now, I'm drafting a survey which I hope to post soon.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A visit to King Hearthur's Court

I'm Arthur, sometimes styling myself as Hearthur (Art with the Heart), a.k.a. philos of the http://chickenmafia.com. I'm a Christian, a Boy Scout, a physical therapist (also a PT educator), a chicken mafioso, a Toastmaster, a fantasy NBA player and now a Blogspot blogger.

What can I say? After attending IBlog 4 (check out this and this to know more) and the 88DB's Blogger party (this and this, and of course this!) last Saturday sure had me revved up. Some of the speakers were really passionate, everyone sure was having fun, and someone even mentioned earning $1000/month!

So I have come to the decision that I want to be an active member of the blogging community! Ok, "active" sounds just a tad bit too heavy a word to use right now... maybe just a regular blogger--blogging regularly every certain number of days? ...or weeks ...hopefully not months.

Now I haven't really figured out what to write about exactly. I'm definitely passionate about our country's political state--so maybe a little of that. My own philosophy would come in of course, probably a little speculative fantasy NBA, and maybe Vlog? And I guess whatever else catches my fancy (but doesn't particularly tickle JC's funny bone).

Anyway, we'll see... or I'll see as there's really no one to see this yet. I'm sleeping now, I just wanted to get this out as soon as I can as I've been putting this off for the last 3 years.

PS Please pardon my grammatical errors (which frankly I think are quite few and far in between) as I don't have JC editing for me anymore hehe...