Wednesday, February 2, 2011

To blog or not to blog! That is the question.

I have been thinking about whether or not to blog for some time.  My first reaction many years ago when I first heard the word, was what is it and how is it used?  So I looked online for its meaning.

Wikipedia's definition:

blog (a blend of the term web log)[1] is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.[2]
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (Art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.
As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs.[3]

It has taken me a long time to decide whether not to blog.  I think I have finally decided, as you can see here, to blog.  And what is my blog about you may ask?
Well, since I am an aspiring author since the early 1980s with nothing published by the old school way of publishing (writing a book, hiring an agent, finding a book publisher, hopefully getting it sold and then marketed in true book form), I am now ready to embark on the self-publishing way of getting a book published.  I am hoping the ereaders will be an asset and inspiration to all of us aspiring authors.   
The first book I wrote set in the Idaho wilderness in the late 1970s was brought out of the dusty cabinet, reworked and I am now ready to upload it to Kindle department for publication and available for purchase on not only the Kindle but for all the other readers out there.  

SO please watch for the publication date here.  


  1. Can't wait to read your book! Hope you sell a ton of copies!


  2. Good for you, I'm looking forward to it!