At last I’m starting a web log (blog). I’ve thought about it for a long time. But, I always resisted, for a couple of reasons. I resisted because, having spent so long in print media, I wanted a site that looked like a page, preferably a newspaper or magazine page. But also, I resisted because I didn’t want to commit to the kind of work I think it will take to maintain a blog.
I’m still not sure I’m up for the work. I don’t know how often one should post to a blog, but more than once a month comes to mind. And the really big commitment, I suspect, is dealing with comments from the public. Monitoring and responding to comments could take a lot of time. We’ll see.
What I’m drawn to now is the simplicity. Just write something and post it. And since I have been keeping a private journal for over 40 years now, I thought I’d call this the public journal. Excerpts from the private journal will appear here, among other things.
Thanks for reading the obligatory ‘apology’ or maybe ‘argument’ for this blog. I’ll try to be more interesting in the future.