The ‘who am I?’
If one can believe it, I am an outgoing introvert. Much of my life I have been a lawyer, so my role has been as a somewhat public figure, experience successes, as well as make my mistakes in public, and be an advocate for my clients. The public role has always been counterbalanced by the need for reflection, quiet, and mindful purposelessness.
A few years ago I stumbled into blogging because I wanted to know more about it and I wanted to see if I could demystify the technology surrounding it.
Initially, I used my primitive blogging mostly to learn more about the process of writing (blogging). I learned how poor a writer I am, but I am working on that.
Later, blogging became more of a communication tool for me. I am an active Rotarian and a very active Democrat so I used special purpose blogs to communicate with my respective organizations about issues and events. Wordpress became an almost daily platform for me to meet those goals. I still blog at princegeorgevadems.com and at 7600advocates.wordpress.com.
My ‘personal’ blog is princegeorge.wordpress.com which I have titled as ‘Xena of Prince George — a laconic rural warrior princess writes’. Clumsy, isn’t it? There, I write on a variety of topics on an irregular basis, but without any real focus. It is really aimless at this point.
Now, my professional life is almost at an end … taking down the shingle this month. I will still be engaged publicly, but I want to write for the pleasure of writing. I want to kick it up a notch so that I elevate the reward of a ‘well written sentence’ and an idea communicated. Did I mention I want to have fun learning and doing it?
Public rather than Private?
Feedback is a great motivator for me and will help me continue on the learning journey. Sounds like fluffy nonsense, but I prefer a walk with a friend than a solitary stroll. Each has its place, but human connection matters to me.
I am hoping that feedback will help me both technically and substantively. I noticed that I use Chateau for all three of my blogs. I do like how it is organized, but really, couldn’t I show a bit of adventure? I am afraid of trying any markup language for embedding purposes? Commas scare me. Are sentence fragments ever OK? Is it OK to make up words?
So, public is the venue for me.