Hard to believe I’ve written fifty posts for Here to Make Friends. But it also isn’t hard to believe at all, because I’ve spent countless hours brainstorming, drafting, writing, editing, revising, and formatting all so this weblog can be at least halfway decent.
I do not really like weblogging. It’s weird and not my thing. I like to read weblogs sometimes, but I don’t like creating the content. For one, I write in such a manner that whenever I reread my pieces later I primarily think, “wow, I sound really stupid and maybe shouldn’t’ve written that.” I don’t know who all will be reading this and that makes me uncomfortable, but I guess I didn’t join the Peace Corps to be comfortable. I would like to think that maybe someday I’ll be able to read something I’ve written long ago and not think poorly of my past self’s writing capability. In addition to my nature of contemptuous self-reflection, the knowledge that other people can read what I post here will make writing even more stressful.
There have already been three completely different iterations of this first post. At this point I am exhausting my capacity to be concerned with how it will read. I did have a list of rules for how this weblog will operate and some basic objectives or whatever, but I think I’m just gonna keep those for myself.
To end this post I would just like to say that I will ALWAYS use the word “weblog” instead of “blog” or some other fashionable colloquialism. And if you have a problem with that then this is not the weblog for you.
Maybe for my next post I can actually talk about my Peace Corps experience thus far.