Staring at the Blank Screen
Well, I'm finally doing it. I've been considering starting a blog for a long, long time. I've always been hesitant because it seemed like a big commitment to keep it fresh and current. My friend, Fred Wilson, is my blogging idol. Fred does such a great job that I didn't want to get started unless I could be as committed as he is.
I did get a chance to do some blogging on our summer vacation. It was as addictive as you read about. And, it was a great way to avoid mailing postcards to our friends and family while traveling. However, our daily, non-vacation lives are packed. Where would the time come from to do a regular blog?
Well, time won't be an issue for now. I've got some time on my hands as I think abut what's next for me. And, learning Movable Type will keep me busy. I think back to 1996 when I left Shiva to join New Oak. At that time, I experimented with my first HTML web page, hand-coded. A lot has changed in 10 years.
So, as I started up this new blog, I have been playing around with Movable Type and trying to figure out how to format my standard template. Things should change a lot as I read some books and experiment. And, I spent some time staring at the blank screen trying to decide what to type. And, I just dove in and wrote this.