I'm really quite glad you're here. And while I do hope you decide to stick around, I hold no illusions. Primarily, a place such as this is simply an outlet, yet another form of expression. A place I can proudly publish my thoughts.
But introductions are in order. I am an author, amateur linguist, and avid reader. Basically, a lover of words. Language fascinates me, with its complexities, the possibilities it offers, with its breathtaking beauty (Which is almost a pun...But only almost). So, naturally, this shall be the primary focus and subject matter of this blog. I will take you along with me, on my journey through life as a lover of words, expressed most significantly through my endeavors as an author.
Now, I cannot promise that I'll be a terribly regular blogger. I shall try, at least initially as I do plan on becoming more dedicated, to post at least once a week. And, seeing as how I am literally beginning this blog the morning of my last final, this should not prove to be too difficult. We. Shall. See.
Why am I doing this? Well, there are quite a few reasons, not the least of which is that I feel I've watched the lively online writing community from the sidelines for far too long. I think it's about time I participated in the insanity. The other, more selfish, reason is that I see this as a wonderful opportunity to develop my writing.
Now, I know I said earlier that blogs are primarily for publishing thoughts, and in a sense, that's true. However, that is not all I desire. I would like, and it is very much my goal, for this to be an interaction, a dialogue. Because simply publishing your thoughts is boring. It is the response you get that makes it worthwhile.
Well, here is my introduction, and a few thoughts. I realize that it is short, and somewhat incomplete, but that's the point of blogging, isn't it? To delve deeper, to constantly build upon, to explore. So...will you go on an adventure with me? I'm fascinated to see where it'll lead.
P.S. - My name's Blake. Just in case you were wondering.
P.P.S. - Warning/Disclaimer: I'm utterly insane. I only specify this for those of you who do not automatically equate the words "author" and "insane". You have been warned.