Well, I was never big time enough to spend a lot of money on my blogging platform with the exception of my domain name (billdorman.me) and sadly to say I have let that go by the wayside as well. Therefore, I think the free stuff (billdorman.wordpress.com) will be me again when I was the Invisible Blogger because Brian Meeks wouldn’t give up Extremely Average.
Now, if I can just figure out how all this stuff works again.
What brings you back then?
Well, first of all the people; I actually had a nice little audience (or group of friends) who I enjoyed spending time with and sharing our stories. And secondly, I found out I liked the writing a lot.
You would think as an English speaking male, English might be something I could master, right? Well, I have primarily two things going against me; my direct descendants going all the way back to 1790 that I know of are southerners and of course we have our own dialect. And, it’s not that I was a bad student but it was hard to keep my attention in school (unless it was female…:) and once they started talking about verbs, nouns, adverbs, prepositions, etc I was done for; just too much paying attention for me.
And to make matters worse, they started mixing letters with numbers in math….
My saving grace; I like to read and I read a lot. So I suppose some of the properness has rubbed off on me, but I’m sure a grammar Nazi might make mincemeat of my work if it was ever scrutinized to that depth.
Any other reasons?
Internally, there was a certain sense of purpose I enjoyed and about the time I gave up writing was about the time I had a transition in my job being consolidated back into headquarters from one of our branch offices. Truthfully, that took the wind out of my sails a little bit and it has taken time for me to readjust to the new norm and being one of many instead of being the one.
Am I back?
Who knows, when I hit publish this might go in a deep dark hole never to emerge again. I remember the fear and elation when I published my first post back in the day and sadly to say the expectations are not the same, but the results might be.
What’s with the pic? My latest hobby, mountain biking of course. That photo is not me, but I have resembled that pose before. Yes, I know there are no mountains in Florida, but we have plenty of trails in close proximity to me and I partake 4-5 times a week. And yes, that sounds like more than a hobby, but I’m hooked; what can I say.
If, this finds the light of day and if any of my old crew see this, don’t get too excited. I feel if I set the bar low enough it will be very easy to exceed expectations.