‘Writing is its own reward,’ is a misquote of the little-known actor who played Feyd-Rautha in David Lynch’s 1984 sci-fi epic, Dune. He may also be known for other deeds, mostly tantric sex and naming himself after Bilbo Baggins’ sword. Its unclear if those last two activities are related.
The laboured and meandering point I’m trying to make with the above paragraph is my explanation for the creation and purpose of this blog. I enjoy the process of writing, from refining an idea into a structured form to sharing the end product and seeing how others respond.
As detailed in the about section at the top of this blog, I’ve got previous form on blogging about various topics, but in recent years I’d stopped. I left my various blogging endeavours scattered around the interwebs, gathering virtual dust.
Speaking to friends and family about the concept of unifying my previous blogging efforts under one new banner, the consensus was that it was a silly idea. Maybe it is, but I’m doing it anyway.
Reviewing my writing trends over the years has made me realise that – although the focus of my writing may change – the desire to write never does. Is it really necessary to start a whole new blog every time a fresh topic beckons?
Besides, I still keep a weathered eye on previously covered topics close to my heart and it’d be nice to have the opportunity to revisit some of them. I’m still tinkering around under the bonnet with all these fancy new WordPress blogging widgets and it will probably take some time to get things working optimally. Please bear with me as I attune my brain to this new world of themes, formats and categories.
Content planned may well focus more immediately on my rediscovered love for roleplaying games, but computer games, films and TV, personal and public healthcare issues will certainly feature at some point, and maybe – if I’m brave enough – politics too.
Onward to new writing, a broader remit and an older head.
See you soon.