The blog post. I know little about the blogging. Merriam Webster says its a website for personal reflection and comments as it relates to what writers have to say about their lives, which I assume includes the people around them, thus, their lives too. In which case, I’ll probably be talking about my wife. I’ll have to change her name to protect her innocence. Not that she’s guilty of anything, except loving me.
As for the word’s etymology, it derives from the combined word Web and Log. Hence, he blog, she blog, not to be confused with Cyndi Lauper’s ‘She Bop,’ which addresses the touchy-feely subject of female masturbation (no puns intended). When I think of log, I think of Captain James Tiberius Kirk of Star Trek marking the USS Enterprise’s progress through space. Boil it down. Think legacy. What do you plan to leave behind?
So, why have I started to blog? For much the same reason. My wife and a few others have said I should put my writing skills to good use and reach out to others. Feel free to share your opinions, ideas, feelings. A professor from my graduate school days at UNLV encouraged me to do just that in my weekly journals. In short, I was forced to reflect on my reasons for teaching. In other words, why I wanted to impart my expertise to a lot of kids who didn’t give a crap about their education. I hold out hope that won’t always be the case. So, now I bravely invite new ideas, leaving myself open to discussions in the hope that sharing my stories inspire someone else.