This blog thing really has my friends & family confused. Why would I want to place a bunch of personal thoughts and vain rants on the internet for all to see? Dunno. Initially I thought it would be a great way to share funny or strange things I find on the internet with people. But it’s taken on a life of its own. My site is still not completely back online (but is coming very soon) following’s implosion back in January, but some of that content included a story I wrote about 9/11. As an eyewitness to the attacks on the World Trade Center, I had a few things going on in my head that day that I literally had had to get out. Apparently, so did thousands of other folks, as is understandable, but it made it impossible to gey my story published anywhere. So, I turned to the internet. I placed the story on my site, and lo and behold, people—total strangers from all points on the globe—started sending me emails about it. It was cathartic and rather helpful, and made possible by the self-publishing revolution known as blogging.

Thankfully for me, mosty of my blog posts are not a gut-wrenching recounting of a horrible act. Unfortunately for the readers of this blog, that means much of it is barely coherent rants abut NJ Transit and juvenile mutterings about television. But for me, writing is theraputic. Writing in a total vacuum, where one’s thoughts are never seen by others never really had any appeal to me. No, I am too attention-needy for that. So this blog allows me to share these thoughts with three or four other people, and that makes me feel good.

So for now, I will press on with this stuff, looking to improve the site and its content, but primarily having fun.

Oh, and the whole point of this entry was to link to a much better answer to the question “why blog?”, here.