Monday, July 20, 2009

On Posting (A Brief History of Rememorandom: One)

I don't always have things to write about, yet I continue to post. It's almost like a personal goal I've set for myself: post on the weekdays, take the weekends off. I've had a blog since 2005, but I didn't really start posting frequently until the end of 2008. The reason for my desire to update the blog stems from another blog I read. I don't remember whose blog, but the post was about how blogging is a great tool for working on your writing skills. So I decided to use the blog for the same purpose.

The name of my blog, Rememorandom, comes from a poem I wrote back in high school. (Yes, back in those days I was a young, aspiring poet.) It was one of my favorites I wrote, and perhaps one day I'll post it here, and so I decided to use it as my blog's name.

The themes of Rememorandom has stayed pretty true to the inaugural statements, with a little variance. I like to review and discuss books, music, and movies, especially fantasy and sci-fi related. I like to discuss completely random and trivial events in everyday life. I like to post artwork here, either visual, musical, or lyrical. I like the criticism and comments I get from you fine folks. It inspires me to paint or draw; it inspires me to make and record music (as I am currently doing); it inspires me to write (as I do a lot).

Another beautiful thing about Rememorandom is that it serves as a window into other people's worlds. I get to see things people are working on, like Mattson Tomlin, who chronicles his directing career here. Or I get to read interesting real-life blips, like this one, from a crazy Scot who went and saw the Boss in concert a week or so ago. I can even read the journey of Cap'n Joe as he fights for freedom in the airports of Australia, all the while going to school and working on a killer fantasy novel. There are too many blogs I read and follow, and if I didn't mention you, I'm sorry, but I do like you.

Rememorandom is fun for me, and hopefully fun for you, too. I think I'll end part One now, but I will be back tomorrow. I've got some exciting things to share with you all. I've recorded two songs, one original, the other a cover of an old folk song. One's a video, the other's available as both a video and mp3. And I'm only about twenty pages from finishing The Blade Itself, so the review will be coming soon. Stay tuned.


Krista said...

Heh, I love to read all these blogs as well, and yours is one of my favorites I follow so keep it up, very cool! I love to hear everyones books, movies, and music reviews, and all their musing too. It's a cool way to find all kinds of new enjoyments in life! I'm glad your having fun, as am I!

Mattson Tomlin said...

This was a nice post. My Blog also goes back until 2007, but it wasn't until a little under a year ago I really took to it in the way it is now. It's great to connect with people in the way it helps me do so, and is an enjoyable tool to continue to use. Thanks for the mention, as well.

logankstewart said...

@Krista: Thank you for the compliment. I'll try to keep it up.

@Mattson: Thanks for the comment. I've found that a re-focus every once in a while is a good thing, and by defining my roles or looking at my past posts I can see where I've been and where I want to go.

marky said...

And a fine job you do of your blog too.

I got a mention!.....What do you mean crazy? We're all just spinning particles mate, mines just spin a different way sometimes! lol

Takes one to know one.;-)