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Until now, I’ve always been reluctant to start my own blog. I never felt like the time and effort would produce anything newsworthy or interesting to anyone else. In fact, my initial reaction to blogs was similar to my first reaction to Twitter when I read about it early in 2007: my life is not quite fascinating enough on a daily basis to provide me with routine material to post.

I have friends who rave about Twitter, and I can truly see the appeal of checking in on the people closest to you. At the same time, I know that Twitter is not right for me. My social networking urges take a back seat to my personal privacy.

I like the idea of starting a new habit in conjunction with a life change. Katie and I are expecting a child in December. Since we have the life change all lined up for the end of the year, my new writing habit is maintaining this blog. The blog will have three purposes, which are priority-ranked in the following list:

  1. To communicate baby updates to our family and friends
  2. To document my family’s experiences for our posterity
  3. To share my personal thoughts on current events, music, technology, sports, books, and art

Image from Raleigh

Urban dirt-biking

I took this post-apocalyptic picture outside Jones Barber Shop in Raleigh last year.