Welcome to my blog. It’s a long time coming. People used to ask me all the time if I had a book in the works. I had to explain that not every writer has a secret desire to compose the great American novel. Then when blogs became popular, a couple of friends suggested I start one, but I still couldn’t imagine writing anything for publication in my spare time.
In case you didn’t know, writing is hard. Occasionally I wonder how I’ve stayed with it this long. But it’s a large part of who I am. That explains the name for this blog, my website, and my Twitter profile: wagnerwrites.
The blogging phenomenon is amazing – publishing personal and professional musings on the web for millions of people to read and comment on. It’s especially mind-boggling to someone who started working in technology just before the IBM PC was introduced. (I think that was more years ago than many bloggers have been alive.)
We have a sarcastic saying in my family when someone suggests a new way of doing something: “But why start now?” I had to ask myself that question as I made plans to launch this blog. The answer: I finally have something to say in my own voice, not the voice of my clients–though I certainly like what they have to say, or I wouldn’t work with them. The topics will generally be communication, social media, marketing, and the creative process.
Of course, there’s no sense in wasting everyone’s time, so I hope every post will give you an idea or inspiration along with a helpful link or two. I love the Social Media Club motto: “If you get it, share it.” This pretty much sums up my purpose here.
So whenever you do stop by, feel free to leave a comment and let me know if it’s working. And if you blog yourself, I’d love to know why you started. What has your experience been like so far?