Good morning!Posted: January 12, 2011
A first post is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. It’s the problem of the blank page; there are so many possibilities, and it’s difficult to start exploring one without erring on the side of being pretentious. Since that is the very opposite of my goal here, I feel it prudent to move on from this subject and onto the purpose of this blog.
My morning routine consists of making coffee and then sitting down to peruse a variety of news outlets. Most mornings I find something that sticks with me for the rest of the day (or at least until the coffee mug is empty). It’s not always something important; in fact, most of the time it’s something so insignificant I wonder if I’m the only one who caught it. When I happen upon these bits of news, I often want a place to further explore them, and while Facebook is perfect for small inquiry, the space of a status update is rather limiting.
I will also incorporate information from the Twitter accounts I follow. More often than not, I find more thought-provoking stuff there anyway since people seem to be totally uninhibited when they log on to social networking sites. And as a student of literature and a journalism major, I must warn you: I have a great affinity for words, and I like to use a lot of them. So I apologize in advance for being excessively verbose.
Now, without further ado…