My first blog post

I've been drafting my first blog post for a couple of weeks now.

It seemed important to get it right; the content would set the tone for the rest of my blog. The topic has changed a few times. Posts have been finished, and then started again. In my mind, I was about to start sharing my wisdom and knowledge with the world, and the first post needed to represent that.

Then I read something and saw sense.....thankfully.

I recently picked up a book called 'Ai Weiwei Speaks with Hans Ulrich Obrist', a transcription of numerous interviews with the famous Chinese artist, architect, poet, and government critic. Ai Weiwei was a prolific blogger until 2009, when the Chinese government intervened. He would publish as many as 12 posts in an evening!

In the book, he describes the thought that goes into a first blog post. He mentions the hesitation and careful choice involved. For his, he eventually settled on just a couple of sentences, something like:
"you need a purpose to express yourself, but that expression is its own purpose."
Reading this convinced me to stop dithering and start posting. This post may not be profound, it might not ever be read by anyone. It does, however, represent an expression of my thoughts. That is the real purpose of this blog.