There's a little moment of trepidation when you open a new notebook. You crack the spine, smooth out the page, and pause before picking up your pen and making an indelible mark on the paper's pristine surface. Those words or figures or doodles will be there to greet you every time you open that book to the first page. Talk about pressure! Sometimes I go straight to the second page, promising to return to the first when I have something "good" to say. Although, in retrospect, I don't think I ever do.
This post is a little bit like that. I don't have any profound words to open my new blog with, but I can't bear the sight of the blank screen staring back at me and I know that I have to say *something*. Maybe all that needs to be said is just a little "Hi...hello...welcome..." That should be enough to get the "first words" jitters out of the way and get us started.
And perhaps I'll go back at some point and back-date a "first" entry that explains what this blog is all about, but until then...Hi. Hello. And welcome to my new blog.