I’ve always loved the word epiphany.
As an old Theology graduate the word itself has always conjured up images of heavenly rays of light arrowing down and ‘opening the eyes’ of a heathen unbeliever. It is a beautiful sounding word, ancient, almost onomatopoeic, full of Greek charm.
Well I have just had an epiphany – I have just been struck – I must start blogging.
There have been 2 major catalysts for my epiphany:
- Yesterday my boss, whilst proof-reading an email, told me, “you write just like you speak”- I took this as a big compliment, although I am sure this wasn’t his intention.
- Then, on the same day, I hit 200 followers on Twitter.
With my tweets I am limited to just 140 characters and with such limitations I struggle to make my point. Yet I can link to a blog from my twitter feed (once I have written something interesting) and be free of all constraints.
I have a 45 minute commute to work (twice a day), largely on the tube where intermittent internet access is extremely frustrating. Despite owning an iPad I am limited as to what I can do underground, and I desperately want to appear more intellectual than the mass of gamers and metro rustlers on my carriage.
Therefore I am going to write this blog. I am going to use my hour and a half to ‘generate some content’ worth reading. Once I have done this I am going to announce the blog to the world (well, my 205 followers), and hopefully become a blogging sensation.
Now I just need to think of something interesting to write (twice a day).