Even as a child, I was always reluctant to make the first marks on a new copybook. Now I find myself wanting to make these first blogging notes striking or memorable in some way. Which kind of defeats the purpose, if what I read about Blogs and how they work is anything to go by. I'm told that what matters more is to be real and immediate, to publish and be damned. Hopefully those of you who follow my progress will find more gut-reaction and less head-conscious as we go...more probably, we'll end up veering between one and the other. But I do promise to spend less time looking for the right word and a little more following the ideas as they strike.
Go on! You can relax now, the first marks have been made. Things always got easier after that.