And so it begins.

To say that I have resisted blogging would be a smidge misleading. I have, more accurately, fought it tooth and nail. I like paper, and ink. I like newsprint. I delivered the Chicago Tribune as a child, and was published in it as an adult. The demise of print media is, to my mind, a real loss to Western civilization.

And yet, I can’t deny two very important facts: 1) The end of print journalism is, all and all, a good thing for the planet, and 2) it really is dying, Jim. And one more: Blogging, it turns out,  isn’t all that bad. When done thoughtfully, with an eye to the truth and one’s own frailties, it can in fact be what I’m sure you already know:  A very good thing, indeed. Some of the blogs you see listed on my blogroll are among the reasons I now know this to be true. I’m a slow learner, but I learn.

Among the reasons I hesitated for so long to take this fairly self-evident plunge was the fact that I didn’t want to limit myself to the narrow confines of a single subject. So: I won’t! I expect this to be a fairly haphazard affair, reflective of the humble-jumble that is the inside of my head. Also, I’ve been nervous about the relentless pace that blogging can demand, especially as I’m typically meant to make money in my working hours. So…. Well. I’ll try. Maybe once a day, maybe not that often, maybe a bit more. Depending on the day, I guess, and if I manage to teach myself some new tricks.

Fingers crossed, and thanks for swinging by!

22 Comments

  1. kelsium

     /  June 29, 2009

    Tally ho!

  2. Yay! Good luck with this whole “blogging” thing. I have found it takes some getting used to.

  3. I am so excited about this blog.

  4. Julie

     /  June 29, 2009

    Emily….your dragging me into whole new worlds….blogging ( I have heard of that 🙂 …. I am excited to have a personal connection to whom I am reading… I will check you out often to find out whats in your head!

  5. Maritsa

     /  June 30, 2009

    Hooray! Mazel tov! Or as my people would say, Kali tihi!

  6. emilyanne

     /  June 30, 2009

    Good luck, I’ll be reading, although you know I refuse to believe you about print journalism, they’ll have to drag the very last paper from my claw-like hands before I give in…

  7. afteriris

     /  June 30, 2009

    This is a great idea. I’ve added you to my reader and look forward to the humble-jumble!

    Also, looking at your links, it might interest you to know that one of my best friends from school runs the Palestine campaign for the London based NGO War on Want. I’m not sure if this will ever be relevent to you, but I thought I’d share just in case!

  8. sassyredhead

     /  June 30, 2009

    Thanks for sending me the link. I LOVE blogs. And I am sure I will enjoy reading yours.

  9. Keep it up baby!

  10. Diziet_Sma

     /  June 30, 2009

    Well done! I will try to swing by from time to time.
    x

  11. I’ve been blogging for years. Welcome to the blogging world! 🙂 The very best part is the instant feedback.

  12. tart of darkness

     /  June 30, 2009

    Congratulations! And I love your Lincoln essay. You are off to a great start and I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

  13. dianersb

     /  June 30, 2009

    Yay. This is so exciting. I can’t wait to read!

  14. Looks good to me!

  15. Hurrah! I’ll definitely be stopping by. 🙂

  16. Hooray!!! I’m so excited for more politi-talk! xoxox!

  17. gangey

     /  June 30, 2009

    I can’t wait to see what comes out of this!

  18. squirrelcop

     /  July 1, 2009

    Best of luck, you’re off to a great start!

  19. Thanks for letting me know about your blog, I have added it to my favorites and look forward to enjoying your musings. You already caught my attention with your prose on Jezebel.

  20. portia_sue

     /  July 1, 2009

    Congrats on the new venture! Thanks for letting us know…I’m adding you to my favorites so I can follow you.

  21. katie.scarlett.o'hara

     /  July 2, 2009

    Congrats on the new venture! I’ll definitely be stopping by, I love your comments on Jez.

  22. Callinectes

     /  July 2, 2009

    Excellent! I know you’ll have many, many loyal followers, m’dear.

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