I have a few aims for this work in progress.
First, write more. I love to write. I used to journal and write letters to friends. The journals are in a box somewhere and my friends were entertained. Times have changed. Here's a new way to write for fun and profit and to entertain and reach people. We'll see how it goes.
Second, be more social. My social world has shrunk in recent years. People get married, have families, move to the suburbs, and spend more time doing their own things. Sometimes the activities intersect which gives us reasons to get together. Lately, more often, our interests are discrete and we do them solo. I miss running in a pack but that was a phase of life I'm past. We're into a different phase now and its worth exploring.
So I've been on the web over ten years (remember VRML?) and finding a lot of kindred spirits in fields that excite me. But no connections. Some passions are work related. Many interesting people do what they love in a way that pays for life. Many do what they do for the love of an activity. Either way, they are sharing.
I've sat at the table, listened to the conversations but haven't said a word. Now I'm setting out to change that by putting my self out there via blogs. If I meet people who become friends, that's a bonus.
Is this going to be perfect out of the gate? Noooo. Will it be perfect ever? Who knows. The only thing I know for sure is I'm better off trying than doing nothing.