Wednesday, February 6, 2013
What's A Blog About?
When one starts a new blog (something I haven't done since beginning Teenage Writer nearly three years ago) the first question to answer is this: what's it going to be about?
So far I've found that question hard to answer. The primary reason I created this blog is to fill a literary hole in my life: something you might not know about me is that I'm very fond of writing essays, for lack of a better word.
Before you shut down your computer at the sight of that awful word, let me explain that I mean "essay" in the very best sense: a piece of writing having to do with one's opinion on a subject, whether it be G. K. Chesterton's infamous essay "On Lying in Bed" or a simple theological treatise or a commentary on some political issue.
I mentioned, however, that I've found the question of this blog's subject hard to answer. That's because I don't want this blog devoted exclusively to one thing. If anything, the subject of this blog is everything - or everything that comes to mind, anyway.
So what should you expect? Well, the one thing I know I'll be writing (at one point or another) is an essay. Besides that, it's all open. I could revive old traditions and give some cautionary words on rabbits; I could very seriously write a theological post on justification; I could post pictures of Africa; I could post stories on Africa; I could talk about lying in bed; the possibilities are endless.
One thing I do promise, however: it is going to be entertaining!
Welcome to Reflecting the Mirror.