Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Greetings!

I’m not really going to start at the very beginning because no one is really interested in that. I just thought that before my first meat-and-potatoes post I should write something about this blog and myself.

I’ve had a couple of blogs in the past but those blogs were private and more like journals instead of blogs. And they both went away when the company that was hosting them decided that blogs were not a part of their core business. Which they weren’t. That’s why I’ve been hesitant to start a real blog – (1) because I was afraid that the blog would take the place of my journal, which I love, and (2) because I wanted to be sure that if I started a real blog, it would stick around for a while.

There are other reasons why I’ve hesitated about starting a blog: What will I write about? Will I care if no one reads it? Who wants to read what I have to say? What makes me qualified to write about anything at all?

But I finally made a decision. Who cares about any of that? Life is too short to wait for the perfect time, the perfect blog title, the perfect list of blog topics to write about for a year, etc. And so I signed up for a blog.

I chose “Mutterings, Mumblings, and Musings” for the title of the blog because that’s what I’m going to be doing here. Right now I don’t have a specific focus but perhaps after a year of doing this, I’ll have found a niche and then will focus on that. I don’t think I have a particular expertise but I have read a lot of books, magazines, and blog posts and I do have a lot of life, work, and travel experience that I want to share.

I think I’ll be writing a lot about fitness, particularly running. I’m not a personal trainer. I’m not a fast runner, either. I’m a back-of-the-middle-of-the-pack runner. But I enjoy running. I enjoy running in races (note I didn’t say “competing”). I enjoy planning out a training schedule.

I’ll be writing about etiquette because I think society today is lacking in etiquette and common courtesy, financial topics because I think that too many of the articles out there are either too simple or too complicated, and motivational/self-improvement topics because I think that writing about them will help me.

Welcome to my writing desk.

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