About this blog

I started this blog because I wanted to force myself to write.

It’s not because I have opinions I need to express or because there’s a community with which I want to engage, it’s because I just want to write. It’s something I love to do that I don’t do enough.

It’s been about 10 years since my first girlfriend, a lovely girl, and I think it’s time I look back on these years and see what I remember. I know I had an incredible childhood, I know that my teenage years were a lot of fun, but I also know that the jury’s already out on those and I’ll always have fond memories. I doubt 20 years from now I’ll be realizing that I’ve had a fucked up childhood. However, the last 10 years are a different story.

Right now I’m certain that my last 10 years have been the best in my life, but will I always think so? What will I think when I begin to factor in unfulfilled expectations, mistakes, deaths or compromises? I have no idea.

So I’ve decided to start this blog and see what I can remember, hoping that writing about memories can trigger new ones I’ve already forgotten. I realize the best way for me to do this is through the songs that were there along the way. I’ve always loved music and, like everyone else, consider myself to have the best taste in it. So combining music with personal memories about girlfriends, friends and family just makes sense (I think).

I remember you well, because there’s a song somewhere that reminds me of you.

145 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. I, too, think the best part of blogging is that I write something every week. Before Annie’s Odyssey, I was a very infrequent writer. It’s good to have a forum to get our creative juices running. Thanks for liking my last blog.

    • I agree, so far the blog has been a great outlet for writing. It’s also good that some people are reading the posts so I don’t get too sloppy. All the best!

  2. Wonderful idea. As someone who needs to write every day, I too started a blog to share my words. Thanks for liking my post on KINDLE Books – it’s a new adventure and great fun, so far! (I grew up in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia.)

  3. Thanks for liking my recent post. I what you are doing here, I think there is much to be said for taking time to reflect, and writing about it. I look forward to seeing more… :)

  4. I love the idea of your blog, as well as your writing. Although they are different, my blog was started for similar reasons. If you have time, check out some of the more musical posts – like Don’t Say Anything. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to reading more from you.

  5. Thanks for swinging by to like one of my posts. I agree about the “I just want to write sentiment.” I think that’s one of the beauties of blogs. It lets one do that. Best of luck with the reflecting and writing.

  6. I wish someone had sung a song about ‘capturing the memories’ to me early on, because memories are only as good as the person remembering them. My memory is dicey at best. For some odd reason, I remember lyrics to entire musicals – perhaps if I put all my memories to music they’d stick – so you have a perfectly wonderful idea… writing and capturing the tunes of the time…
    AnnMarie :-)

      • Thank you very much for stopping by. I too had difficulty understanding what it meant to be a gentleman, so it’s a learning lesson for me each day. I have in no way perfected the gentleman’s lifestyle, but I’m not trying to. Lol. Thanks again

  7. Create and keep creating… That is what we have. I blog not because I feel like I have something important to say but to express my days of fatherhood in words since a lot of men keep their feelings inside… When I was a teenager my best friend and I used to complain about the moment we were in and look back in the past and think “Man, that was an awesome day!” That seems like a revolving door…. I have learned that each day is a wonderful blessing with an opportunity to make it great. We can look to the past and miss out on the current or we can make today a better memory for tomorrow (sounds like a cliché)…. can’t wait for more post.

  8. I like to write. No. I have to write. Writing is my sanity. It is my life. From my earliest memories this has been so. Hampered i by a speech impediment (apparently now conquered), writing was my one sure means of expression. It has stayed with me. I like the way you like music too. I cannot live without music. (Well, that’s my tuppence worth – keep writing.)

  9. Your piece about doing this blog because you just want to write, and you wanted to force yourself to write … This really resonates with me. Blogging has been the best thing for me to get serious about writing with some consistency, and being able to see what my themes are that are important to me. I also like the community, which has enhanced my desire to write. Great job. I hope to visit more, when I can.

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