Bats In The Belfry
A Southern Gothic Nerd Speaks Out.

New Belfry, Same Bats. October 1, 2014


Does starting over with a blog require an introduction? A parade? Nay, even a tea party of sorts?

I don’t know.

Anyways, I’m starting over with this blog.

Feel free to celebrate in your own way.

A little back-story: Like everyone else who was alive and able to access the Internet since the 1990s, I’ve been blogging. Well, okay; in the beginning, it was less blogging than it was making a public diary.

Hey I was young, and the word “Blog” was still pretty new. Google was still young and fresh. “The Sunshine Song” was irritating everyone on the radio.

Fun times, my friend, fun times!

I started out on LiveJournal (doesn’t everyone?), then eventually tried Diaryland (which still has the exact same layout as it did in 2002), Blogger, and then finally came to rest on WordPress.

In that time, I’ve learned a few key elements about blogging:

1.) People like amusing things.

2.) People do not like stupid-long diatribes about girly melodrama.

3.) If one is having girly melodrama, it’s best to write it in an email, paper journal, etc. that the other person will never see. Or to just call and talk to the person that you’re having a problem with in a mature manner.

In all that time, there was only one blog I had that seemed to go anywhere, and that was The Written Nerd. While not wildly popular (I think, at its height, 5 people may have followed it), it was still the best I’d ever done with blogging that didn’t involve ranting nonsensically about nothing.

The key to that, and #4 on my list up there, is this: People are more likely to visit a blog that’s updated regularly. And while updating daily may be a bit more than I can handle at the moment (or even remember), it’s always good to have goals!

With that, I’m starting this blog over. My old posts from The Written Nerd and others are still tucked safely away, and you may see an oldie but goodie pop up now and again, but for now, I’m going to stick to what I know.

Welcome to the new Belfry!

Please watch your step. Guano. Is. EVERYWHERE.

Question for Encouraging Commentations: Are you a blogger? Have you blogged in the past? What did/do you enjoy or despise about blogging?

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