Initial Thoughts

Updated – 10/03/2016: I created a more detailed post giving a little more background on myself here.

About Me

I’m a white male living in a small town in the United States.  I haven’t decided yet how private I want to keep my identity, so I’m not going to divulge much more identifiable information than that yet.

I work as an I.T. Analyst for a local government entity, and I want to shift to web development so that I can work from home.  I have no professional experience with web development, so I’m just trying to learn on my own in my free time.  This blog is partially in pursuit of that goal, I hope to learn some web development skills through familiarizing myself with WordPress.

About this Blog

I need to start a blog to keep myself sane.  I have no hopes or ambitions for this blog, I just need some kind of outlet.  I have a lot going on in my life and I’ve found that writing has a relaxing effect on me.

My whole life I’ve been anxious about the things I’m into, and what the people in my life would think about me if they knew I was into those things.  For example, when I was in high school I was addicted to World of Warcraft.  However, I was terrified of what my friends would think if they found out I played.  My plan for this blog is to blog about the things I’m interested in without fear of judgement.

I really enjoy video games, fantasy books, playing guitar, and spending time with my wife.  I’ll probably focus on those four areas for this blog.  This could take the form of reviews,  news posts, or any random format that pops into my head.  I’m also spending a lot of my time working on developing my web development knowledge, so that might sneak in here from time to time as well.

I think the best blogs take a specific focus in a niche that no one else is focusing on.  Maybe I’ll find my niche, or this blog will just be a random amalgamation of my life, almost like a journal.  Like I said, I’m not really interested in the success of the blog from a readership perspective.  I just want a place to keep my thoughts organized and talk about things I’m into.  If people are interested in what I have to say, then I’m ok with that.

Author: Ben Jones

Blogger. Husband. Doofus.

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