At this point in the game, I very much doubt that I have any readers. That’s okay. I’m not really writing to anybody in particular. I’m not even writing because I have something particularly important to say. Mostly, I’m just sick of looking at the blank space on the middle of this page as I tinker with the layout and try to tell myself that I don’t need to blow a whole bunch of money on the fancy WordPress packages, that the minimalist look is in.
We’ll see how that goes.
This is my new blog, which I have for two reasons. First of all, I wanted the domain name before one of my relatives managed to grab it. Assuming I ever manage to publish one of these novels some day, how lame would it have been if I’d have to do something like http://www.matthewciarvella.com? Or worse, http://www.matt-ciarvella.com? The mind shudders. My name is already long and unwieldy enough as it is.
So I grabbed the domain name for myself. It’s my first domain name ever; which is sad considering how long I’ve been making half-assed blogs and even more half-assed (quarter-assed?) pages in general? Seriously, I used to tweak pathetic html on Angelfire sites. Seriously. Angelfire.
I suppose I could have grabbed the domain and linked it back to my old blog. On the other hand, that blog was made with Blogspot, originally because of a rhetoric class I was taking for my undergrad. You know what they say about blogs posted on blog spot. Nobody writing on blogspot is writing anything worth reading. No, I don’t know who said that. Maybe nobody? All I know is that I read it somewhere and in a fit of vanity, I moved over to WordPress in a fit of vanity and now here we are.
Actually, it’s not just about the vanity. WordPress has a very nice set of tools associated with it; I’m pretty happy with the upgrade.
I never really knew what the purpose of the old blog was going to be. Like I said, I originally had to write in it for a class; mostly as an exercise to get us writing every single day. I was really into it for a while and liked seeing my post count grow (seriously, five updates a week for half a year will take you places) so even after the class ended, I kept at it for a while.
The problem was that I mostly just babbled about writing or posted incoherent, drunken rants. Shameful.
Even the title made reference to the fact that I had no idea what I was talking about. Mostly, I just liked that cool T. rex picture. Maybe I’ll bring that back.
Anyway, I’ve been working on my novel for the last three hours and I think my butt has fallen asleep. I’m going to slap this post up and go about my business. I make no promises about when I’ll post again.
7 thoughts on “First Post (Finally)”
yeah! Bring the t rex back. I thing it really fits you. Knowing you as I do, I thought it was a perfect discription of your warped mind. Love, Dad
I’m amused that a t-rex in a rearview mirror is a perfect metaphor for my mind. Fair enough, I’m convinced. I’ll see if I still have the picture saved somewhere on my hard drive. I might have to crop it to fit the dimensions of the new site.
You just took me back to Angelfire days, Matt. Crazy life.
Those were goddamn dark times. We were like animals, huddled together beneath the feeble light of an animated GIF.
AOL instant-messaging at three in the morning, furiously authoring some text-based forum RPG attacks. It all bleeds together now.
Oh God, especially considering the text based forum RPG was based on Dragon Ball Z and had nothing in the way of rules to govern it. The shame…