Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Verbal Loss

I really cannot think of what topics I should write about in my professional blog. I have become accustomed to utilizing the so-called “friends-only” and “private” posts to censor my words from outsiders. I suppose I have a mild case of stage-fright now that my audience will be viewing me in a professional light. My writing career is far too young to enter the realm of controversy, so I’ve chosen to follow the “slice-of-life” genre for my writings at this point. I would love to write creative non-fictional pieces, but the problem lies with choosing topics. Perhaps I should solicit topics from my audience? I wonder if I should pursue such an idea. As I ruminate over this concept, I’ve realized I need a methodical way of choosing topics. Do I take requests as I see fit? Do I collect topics then have my audience vote for their favorite? How do I go about enacting this plan?

I have decided on two simple rules for these topics:
1. The topic must not relate to my personal life.
2. The topic must not be controversial.

I await your responses.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Prose of an Electrate Mind

While I absolutely despise the neologism “blog,” I have come to understand I must incorporate this word into my vocabulary in the same way that I attempted to incorporate those “SAT” words we studied diligently in high school. Let me formally explain my reasoning for joining the so-called “blogosphere.”

First and foremost, I am a writer. While I may not hold a job as a writer, I would like to begin my career as a writer. I may choose other occupational outlets from time to time, but I would love to spend a good portion of my life expressing myself verbally. I’m a particularly soft-spoken individual with a rather unique set of beliefs and opinions. Although I choose my words wisely given the audience, I feel as though some of those beliefs and opinions should be shared. I would say it could be for the greater good of society, but I doubt at this point in my career that I am that influential. However, perhaps one day my words may influence at least a few people.

Secondly, I burn with a passion for electracy. If you are unfamiliar with this neologism, I implore you to at least google Dr. Gregory Ulmer. After I changed my major in early 2006 to English, I had the extreme pleasure of studying with Dr. Ulmer in his Internet Literature course. Instantly, I knew I had made a wise decision to choose English as my new major. I gained a renewed sense of self and a reason to indulge my website designing and developing hobby. While I certainly couldn’t make a living off of website design and development, I enjoy challenging myself to create better, more complex coding and content. I would like to think I make up for my mediocre skills with sheer enthusiasm.

I hope that you’ll enjoy my journey into my chosen career path, and I hope to watch my writing expand into more than a hobby.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A short introduction

I have chosen to begin self-publishing my work in the hopes that I can satisfy my desires to write for a living. I may choose other media to express myself from time to time.