In the last year or two, I engaged in quite a bit of technical writing at work.
While doing that, I noticed that I actually like writing about things. Obviously, the writing I do at work is usually rather technical and also very dry.
Also, while I am rather good at reading and comprehending the english language, this is only input. I read, watch and listen english content on a daily basis, but don´t actually engage the opposite direction. This is a first step of becoming a bit of a producer, and not only a consumer, of content.
One more voice adding to the roiling crescendo that is the internet. Hooray.
Thirdly, there are often actually quite interesting thoughts that slosh around in my brain, and I think it would be a waste to not bring some of that onto paper (or disk space, at least).
And lastly, it is a matter of practice. I desire to become better at writing, so I should obviously do just that, write.
What will it be about?
As I mentioned above, I consume a lot of media, and I might write about it, so expect opinions about:
- Novels / audiobook (Mostly science fiction and fantasy)
- PC games
- Space wizards
- Gene-enhanced super warriors (which are also sometimes space wizards)
Another very interesting topic is the medium itself, the internet.
I think we, as a society, use the internet in exciting and interesting, but also strange and sometimes quite irresponsible and, well, dumb ways. This might become an irregular series.
What will you not find here? I will refrain from writing anything about politics (local or global) or large social issues (that are not directly connected to the internet or some other topic I write about). Politics bewilder me, and I also do not feel particularly qualified to talk about these things, so I won’t.
– Rane2k out.