Saturday, April 20, 2013

A New Beginning

     As you can see by the date, it's been nearly two years since I posted something on this site. That was intentional.  This blog was initially set up as a favor to a former employer who wanted a local news link on their website.  I wrote the news for them, so it made sense that they would get some extra work out of me for free. Then one day, they decided that we should (ahem) part ways, so I decided to stop posting here. Oddly, my lack of activity didn't prevent people from stopping by.
     With absolutely no new content, I'd consistently get more than a thousand page views a month. On one occasion, a Nashville TV station used this blog to research one of their investigative reports. Unfortunately, they didn't ask first, nor did they pay me for use of my image or content. Such is life.
     From this point forward, there will be little, if any, so-called news on this blog. It will be the place for me to express myself, either through fiction, reminiscence, or opinion. It may sometimes be a combination of all of those things. It will, I hope, be a place where my writing, which has been dormant for far too long, can flourish.
     I will also tweet when the mood hits me @jimherrin and, although by nature I'm a grumpy, anti-social hermit most of the time, I usually accept friend requests on Facebook. You can also circle me on Google Plus. Those three social media platforms are my limit for now, but who knows what the future holds? Two years ago, I wasn't expecting to be told that my services were no longer needed.
     My beautiful bride has been telling me for years that I should write more. My excuse had always been that I wrote all the time. You can see evidence of that from the more than 2,000 blog posts in the archive.  But with nigh on 24 months gone, it's time to start anew.  Let's all enjoy the journey together.