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.