I’m not really sure how to start this. I don’t have an inspiring quote or anything, no attention-grabber to immerse the audience into my story. I don’t know if I even have much of a story. But I need to write somewhere, so it might as well be here.
I have a couple reasons for starting this blog. First of all, I’m quitting Twitter for the foreseeable in 95 tweets. I’m done with it. I love the idea, I’ve loved tweeting, and I’m really going to miss all the tweets from my friends, small-time TV comedy writers, and the fascinating articles from The Verge, Variety, Vulture, etc. But my tweets of late have walked the fine line between simply talking about my life and too much information, and I don’t want to be like so many teenage girls that “subtweet” to the point where they become obnoxious even in real life. I don’t want to be like that, and it will certainly be nice to get away from those people.
It also helps that I will have more than 140 characters with which to convey my thoughts. Anyone who knows me knows that when I talk in real life, I rant. A lot. If I’m genuinely interested in the topic at hand (TV shows, movies, music to an extent, culture, Christianity), I can go off on long spiels, spewing my opinion at other people like it’s gospel (a flaw which has alienated me from certain people). Because of this, I need room to stretch my legs and walk around, mentally meander, as it were. This way I can get it all out of my system in one go, and maybe bother less people I interact with on a day-to-day basis.
That’s maybe the biggest reason I’m doing this. I need to stop plunging my problems on other people. I know I’ve lost relationships, platonic and otherwise, just by thinking I can just dump my issues on them, and God knows my problems are too much for anyone to handle. So I’m taking them where everybody takes their issues these days: the internet.
If anyone is reading this, get ready for a whole lotta mess. I’ll blog about movies and TV shows like crazy. Sometimes, I’ll blog about music. I’ll talk a lot about religion, specifically Christianity. And of course, a big topic is going to be the girl I have the hots for (this’ll probably be my first topic). Most of all, I’ll talk about myself. Anyone reading this will probably get to know me better than most people I interact with at school or at church or, heck, even at home.
I don’t necessarily intend on portraying myself as the good guy. I mean, I want to be liked and all, but I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, and I plan on being as open and honest as I can. Hopefully that doesn’t scare everyone off. Hopefully someone can relate to me, or even find something comforting in not being like me, in knowing better than I do/did.
Whatever the reason, I’m glad to have company. Welcome to my world.