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.

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