The “first post” of any blog is usually a short post that talks about the author’s goal with the blog. Or it’s a test post to verify connectivity. My first post was about a book I’m reading, “The Thinking Life”.
It’s a good idea to talk a bit about what this blog is about. More than likely, if you’re reading this, it’s either on LinkedIn or Medium.
My goal with this blog is to post short articles on whatever comes into my head. It’s selfish, one that will not get me many readers, but the idea is to build a writing habit.
The typical recommendations for a blog are to write long form posts on a niche topic. This is a standard content marketing strategy, and it works well. Shorter blogs, like Seth Godin’s blog and Daring Fireball, tend to work well with an established author.
My intent is to get to that point of long form niche articles, but the first step is to build the blogging habit. I’m not sure what the niche will be. There’s more than enough self-help blogs out there. There’s more than enough technical blogs. Some are great, some not so great. At any rate, that decision will come later, after the habit has formed and my own writing has smoothed out.
If you’re wondering about the technology used, it’s nothing out of the ordinary. I use WordPress on Digital Ocean. My theme is whatever the current year’s theme is. My writing tool of choice is Desk. I use a combination of Grammarly and Hemingway to correct obvious grammatical errors. That’s as close to a colophon as you’ll get.
As for me, the author, a simple search will find who I am on LinkedIn. I make no effort to separate out my online and offline identities. Delmania is an internet handle that has grown on me. I’ve used it for a lot of things on the internet.