Yep. Back on June 14, 2004, I took up the gauntlet handed to me and began my journey into blogging.
It’s been an interesting month.
As I first wrote in my description of this blog, this was my blogging debut. The blog’s focus is to let you in on my life. In case you have just joined this little journal; I’m a man with many different interests. Currently I’m a partner in a handyman/home renovation business. I work a lot on the road in Maryland, where my partner lives. Later on, the business will be relocating closer to my home and will take a new twist into real estate investing. We hope to purchase houses for resale and rental income. My partners have made a few purchases already. My part in that is small at the moment; but I have a plan implemented that will increase my stake as time goes by.
In my spare time, I operate a Multi-level Marketing(MLM) business online. I’m affiliated with Quixtar, Inc. A name that people either love or hate. I conduct business a little differently than most MLMers and I concentrate more on building the brand name “David Robison” more than anything else. As long as that “brand” stays consistent and practices business with integrity, I feel like I can accomplish a great deal within the MLM confines.
If you haven’t been keeping up with my blog this month, then I should also let you know I have aspirations to be a comic one day. I’m already 42, so I need to put that little goal into action as well. So much to do, so little time.
Starting this blog has been an enjoyable and frustrating(at times) venture for me.
The greatest thing about blogging is it forces you to commit to writing something everyday. Searching for content for the 12 or so readers you may have.
It’s an exercise in “thinking,” writing, editing and above all it gives you a “voice” for those things you find important; as well as a chance to vent your emotions and thoughts to yourself, as well as others.
Early on, I sort of compared blogging to posting in internet forums and message boards. In my mind, the blogger posted a topic of interest and the readers were free to comment with dissent or agreement.
I posed this thought to a fellow Blogger and friend who had a very different perspective. One that I now totally agree with.
“Blogging is a very different creature than a forum or message board. Those formats will still be useful, necessary and used. What blogging does is allow personal publishing on a global scale. Think of it as a mini-Newspaper, online. The comments can be seen sort of like Letters to the Editor, in real time.
I like to use this analogy. Forums are like a town hall meeting where everyone at least gets a chance to be heard. It’s purely democratic with a couple of moderators to keep things flowing. No one voice is able to dominate the others.
Blogging is like a call-in radio talk show. The show is purely the host’s opinions, observations and interests but the callers add a bit of extra flavor and perspective. But those calls are tightly controlled by the host and they almost never dominate the show, at least not for the long haul.” —Qblog
That sums it up perfectly. Anyway, thanks for hanging in there with me this past month!
“Go ahead caller…You’re on the air”