I suppose each blog begins with an entry like this… “Why I created this blog.”  In many respects, a better question is, “Why didn’t I create this blog before?”

Okay, admission of guilt.  I’ve been coming up with excuses not to create this blog for longer than I can remember: “I want it to look right”, “I have to create it from scratch”, “I have more pressing issues”, whatever!  At the end of the day, they are all excuses.  The real truth is that I let myself be intimidated by not knowing how to start a blog.  Odd, coming from someone who’s life pretty much revolves around learning new things.  Well, here’s the truth: I know how to learn; I don’t know how to blog.

I’ve been getting a lot more involved in the software development and entrepreneurial communities lately.  Tthe more involved I get, the more I want to contribute.  This led me to the realization that I want to make a more significant contribution, to reach a broader audience.  I keep asking myself what is stopping me from doing this?  Well, no one can find what I have to contribute because there is no place to find it.  So, I figured out why I don’t have a “voice”: it’s because I’m not saying anything!  This is what a good friend of mine calls a BFO, or “Blinding Flash of the Obvious”.

Enough!  Time to get off the bench and start playing.  I’m certain I will try and stop myself with tricks like, “I don’t know what to write”, but I promise me (and anyone else who is reading this) that I will not fall for that crap!  The way to figure out what to say, or how to say it, is to say it!  (Another BFO?)

So, at the very least, when I am stuck trying to convince myself I can’t write this blog, I can always come back to this entry and find some inspiration.  Or, perhaps, a good kick in the rear!