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And we’re off …

Over the past couple of months there’s been some talk among the nerds about how to get started blogging. There were a few false (or non-) starts, a few attempts to leverage some cool tech via GitHub, and a few times I wished I could just push a button and get started. My nerd pride is only slightly damaged because I ended up going with the push-a-button-and-get-started method.

It was important to me that if I started this thing I’d have enough steam to keep with it so, full disclosure, I’ve got 4 posts in the can and at least 12 topics I’d like to write about ready to go. I’m hoping that with that amount of lead-in I’ll be able to keep a few posts in the can and keep up with the writing in the future. I’m definitely a little late to the game, but hell, you’re here so you guys are coming with me. First order of business, how to start:

  • Quasi-phony-musings-discussing-how-and-where-to-start? [Check]
  • Dear Diary style Q & A? [Check]
  • Using the ol’ I-didn’t-know-how-to-start, start? [Check]

Perfect… all that’s out of the way. Second order of business will be how this is going to go. Straight-up, I write how I speak. For the most part, the inverse is true as well. In order to pick up on some of the ideas, or the tone I’m going for, you guys are going to have to do me a solid and read this with my voice in your head (creepy I know). If you don’t know what my voice sounds like, you have two options:

  1. Make it up
  2. Check out the Narchissist Podcast I do with Brian McKay here

If you go for option 1 and later try option 2, let me know if you got close :). Listen to the ‘cast for a few minutes (maybe skip all the parts about water – at first) and you’re going to pick up a few things pretty quickly … namely, I’m a nerd and I get worked up about nerdy things :). Secondly, this blog is a bit of a departure from 90% of the other things I participate in extra-curricularly because Brian isn’t co-blogging w/ me.

Thirdly, let be honest about honesty. If you’re here and reading this, its cause you want to be. If you don’t like something I said, you’re welcome to let me know! Don’t like something I said and as a result you decide to post 100 comments on every article I write from then till the end of time … its probably best if we see other people. This is going to work best if we get to know and understand each other and the only way I believe we can do that is if I am completely straight with you and vice versa. We’re not going to be sugar coating things in here, and we’re not going to be pulling any punches. If something doesn’t make sense I’ll be blunt about it, conversely if I’m completely head over heels ecstatic about something … well you’ll know that too.

I’m hoping this isn’t going to be a new soap box for me to stand on (though I’m sure I’ll get on one now and again) but I’m totally stoked to see where this goes, I’m 100% interested in finding out, and it’ll be completely cool if you came with me.

With some of that housekeeping out of the way, lets see if I can put a few posts together saying something (potentially) worth reading that last more than a paragraph or two…

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