- “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
- – Lao Tzu
It turns out that starting a blog is more difficult than I anticipated. Once I had navigated the various choices for housing my blog and finally settled on a suitable home, I found myself in the grips of a powerful force: inertia. Not that I wasn’t writing. I was. But it had to be perfect if I was going to publish it. Right? Then, within a week of each other I received the same bit of advice. Just take that first, single step. It’s going to suck at first anyway and nobody is going to read it either, they told me.
So I thought, no problem, I’ll just take some of the partially written thoughts and posts that I had set aside to return to later to perfect and quickly clean them up and start posting. Upon reflection, however, it occurred to me that all this time while waiting for the inspiration to perfect these thoughts and potential blog posts, I had missed the moment. And the point of blogging, I think, is to capture the moment. To be spontaneous. The anti-inertia.
So, if you happened to stumble here so early on in my blogging career, forgive me if it sucks. It just came to me. I expect to improve. And maybe soon thereafter, I’ll actually get some readers. It’s a single step.