Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A journey of a thousand miles begins with.....

I've been kicking around the idea of blogging for a while. The problem is, I have no clue where to begin. What do I want to write about? Who cares what I have to say?

I have a few friends that are really into it. "Master Bloggers," if you will. They're funny, creative and great writers. I like the idea of being a part of their little "blog community," but I'm not sure if I can stack up with these guys. They've been at it for a while, and they know what they're doin'.

Another thing that has kept me from getting started is the fact that I'm not sure what kind of blog I want to have. I'm already involved with a burger tasting crew known as Cirque du Savory, and we have a blog. That blog has a purpose; helping the world find the best place to get a burger in the Greater Cincinnati area. That's no joke! My buddy Fuller is visiting 52 churches in 52 weeks and blogging about it. His blog has a nice following, and people are growing from reading it. Another good friend of mine, Brad, has a sweet blog that is, as he puts it, "about sharing a healthy amount of randomness." This blog has stories from trips to Nigeria, clips from the amazing cartoon Talespin, and, possibly the best video ever made, Tuba Wolf. Speaking of Tuba Wolf, I can't talk about good bloggers without mentioning its co-star (along side of Brad), Chris. This guy's blog is swinging around a triple edged sword of genius, hilarity and insanity.

Anyway, now that I have given you enough links that you can avoid my blog for months, let me get to my point. I look at these blogs every couple of days, and they are really good. These guys not only know what to post, but they know how to make it look good. I, on the other hand, have no idea how to do any of this stuff. I don't know how to post videos or make my header look sweet. I only learned how to turn words in to links (see entire above paragraph) about ten minutes ago.

So, I guess that's the point. I'm never going to learn if I don't get started. I've got a head full of thoughts and a bunch of great teachers. I'm going to give it a shot and learn as I go. The way I see it, I'll probably have close to a million views in a matter of months, so I'll be working hard to make this thing as sweet as possible as fast as I can.


  1. jason, if you blog the way you talk then i'll be on you like stink on sour rice. by "on you" i mean mud wrestling with your blog. and by "mud wrestling" i mean reading.

    i'd start with figuring out a way to tell some of your crazy old stories in under 400 words. mix in some lines like "kickbox parties in your mouth" and boom-magic. looking forward to it.

  2. I suggest a welding of a gas tank story as a blog post. That one kills.

    I use spell check on my blog. It highlights words in yellow when I misspell them. I will look into it and see if they have a similar cuss check option. Maybe it would highlight words with a censor bar.

  3. 400 words or less, kickboxing party, gas tank story, cuss check. Got it! Thanks for the tips guys.

  4. i am excited about this!!! update more than me, k?