If a blog is posted to the interweb and no one is around to read it, does it make a…err…sound?
Okay, it’s not a perfect analogy, but you get the idea. A blog is only as interesting as the people reading it. Which is my way of blaming you if anything I write here comes across as dull, uninspired or boring.
So why a blog? I can’t even keep up with my constantly changing FaceBook page and I struggle to find anything exciting enough to tweet in 140 characters or less, so what business do I have plunging into something that is technically way over my head and that by all rights I have no time for? Well, despite my social network inadequacies, I’ve got a lot of stuff going on and I want/need a way to share it.
If I had to distill my entire existence down to one word, it would be ‘creator’. Not as in the almighty CREATOR, but as in ‘a creator of things’; words and pictures mostly, but also ideas, products, events, and the occasional monster costume. I write, I illustrate, I make films, I design games. While I am compelled to do these things because of an internal drive or motivation that seems inherently hardwired into my DNA, the only real purpose of doing them is to share.
My stories, my pictures, my films and my games are only as interesting as the people who read, regard, watch and play them. And the more people reading, regarding, watching and playing, then the more interesting these things must be and the more I know I’m on the right track with whatever particular endeavor I might be engaged in. It’s a numbers game.
So here is where I’m going to do my sharing. I’ll write about the things I’m working on as well as the things I’ve done in the past, the challenges and the victories, the happy accidents, the tragic mistakes and the lessons learned along the way. You can count on some musing, rambling and maybe the occasional rant as well. I don’t promise to be as interesting as that Dos Equis guy, but I’ll do my best to give you a reason to put off real work a little longer and hopefully give you something to look forward to as the various projects I’m involved in slowly inch their way toward the finish line. If that’s not enough, I’ve got a lot of very interesting friends doing very interesting things that I’m excited to share with you as well.
And if you found any part of the above boring, it’s your own damn fault.