The first blog post. Why has it has taken such a very, very long time for me to begin blogging?
There are two reasons, neither more important than the other in my mind:
- Privacy issues. I do not have the time or patience to deal with even the remotest possibility of cyber stalkers, harassment, or general annoyance from unwanted attention.
- Plagiarism. I am a writer. I will publish books, stories, articles, and be paid for my efforts. My writing comes from my soul, and I take my soul very seriously, thank you very much.
So what’s the point of this blog? I will be sharing some of my travel experiences and photos via Minoux’s Random Shitamizu. Not only will this be a glimpse into what I have been doing and seeing, but it will be a glimpse into how my mind works. I miss serious writing, I miss the extraction of ideas and emotions and pressing them onto a paper with smears of smudgy ink while I weave a story from mid-air – and I will return to that in time, when I possess it (time) – but for now, I need to share with you some stories and some photos from my travels. To do that in a time-and-effort-efficient manner, I’ll be blogging here on WordPress.com.
I will not be posting photos of myself or any of my friends/acquaintances, nor will I be using any real names. I will not be mentioning anything that may induce any kind of harassment/unwanted attention towards myself or anyone/any organization. This means I will not refer to politics, religion, or personal relationships in any manner beyond the generalities necessary to tell a story.
I ask you to please consider this when posting comments on my blog and follow the same pattern. Thank you.