I have come to rely on blogs for news and information, as the corporate media has become nothing but a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. I do not pretend that I have much to contribute beyond what the big-name bloggers like Digby, Atrios, Kos, and others provide. But I do have something to say about subjects other than politics - even if the dire political situation we find ourselves in deserves our complete and undivided attention.
But music, art, and culture are the fruit of human existence, and need to be celebrated. Music, art, and culture intersects with and comments upon the political, but also seeks to be eternal, where politics is ephemeral and, hopefully, changing.
I don't know who exactly I'm writing for, as I have yet to tell anyone about this blog and I have no aspirations for becoming a public voice. Perhaps this blog can merely serve to keep my friends and family informed of my thoughts and the day-to-day activities of my life. I'm not even sure they would find any of it interesting. In fact, I suspect that my family might well find much of what I have to say objectionable.
Well, so be it.
As mentioned earlier, the first incentive to establish this blog is to learn how for my job. I set up my boss's blog this weekend, and he seems very happy and excited about it. That alone is worth the effort I've put in so far.
A blog post, in and of itself, is not worth much. What makes blogs worth checking out is regular continuous posting. That is the challenge: to write every day, to provide content that is worth seeking out. I'm not sure I'm up to the task, but I'm willing to try and be somewhat disciplined about it.
Let's see what happens.