I found this quote online today: “Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.”
When I read that, I thought, “Yep, that’s it. That’s why I need a blog.”
Now, I should admit at this point that for the last several months, about 47 different things have made me stop and say, “And that’s why I need a blog.”
But this quote (from a Dutch biologist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, for those of you who care about that sort of thing) reminded me of the greater purpose for writing. See, I almost always have something to say, but it’s not always – or even often – deep or thought-provoking or significant. Every once in a while, though, something remarkable happens. And as van Leeuwenhoek said, in those cases, ingenious people (hey – that’s you!) need to be informed.
So, here I am. Blogging. Sharing my thoughts. Telling it like it is. And, okay, since the remarkable doesn’t happen all that often, I’m sure I’ll be talking about whatever comes to mind, whether it’s a quote from a biologist (yeah, like that will happen twice) or the meaning behind my obsession with So You Think You Can Dance (I can admit it. I love it. So what?).
Let the blogging begin.
Thank you, Photo — you’re doing all of us ingenious readers a great service by starting your own blog! I’m looking forward to it… and I don’t watch it regularly, but I like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ too. :)
Hey chelley – did you see that I included a link to your blog at the bottom of mine? :)
And I had to check out melilot’s blog last night, so I chatted with her a bit.
chatted with her? im-ing or on her blog? and yes, i did notice — thank you :)
Oh – sorry to be confusing. On her blog. I wanted to make sure I didn’t use the same blog template as anyone else. Well, at least anyone else who might possibly visit my new blog!
this is the first template like this i’ve seen — and it looks great! now you just need more posts… ;)
And more comments!!!
what the heck? wasn’t there another post on here earlier today? i didn’t even get to read it all!
Yeah – I took it down for a bit. I have so many important (to me) things to say, but all I could spit out was a post about my favorite TV shows. It just seemed dumb. But it’s back by popular demand. (Well, back by your request anyway.)
sorry it took me so long! you never mentioned that you finally had a blog! (at least not that i remember anyway.) i’ve been anxiously awaiting it, so yay!
Hi Melilot! I wasn’t sure what blog protocol was…is it kosher to announce MY blog on someone else’s? :)
i think it’s kosher, since we’re all blog friends.
and i like that quote :)
ditto what hobsis said :)