Why blog?

Before I started this, a few friends asked why I would want to blog, or what I would write about.
So, let this be a mission statement.
First, click play:
Then, we go on.

Why blog?

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)
  • Movies
  • Music
  • 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.

Frequency

Currently, I aim for about 1 blog post a week, give or take, but no promises!
So anyway, welcome, I hope I did not bore you too much. 😉

 

– Rane2k out.