Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Piece of the Game

After doing an extensive search on what to write in your first blog post, most websites agreed that one should address four simple points, which I will try to adhere to:

- Introduce yourselfWell, without further a due, I'm Martha. I'm Coptic Orthodox Christian. I don't know anything. I think you're interesting. As you read this blog, you'll find that that's all really it.

- Reason for bloggingI blog because I believe that every thought which comes across my mind during every waking moment of life is ground-breaking, life-altering, albeit end-of-times-summoning and the few glimpses of my mind that I benevolently offer to the world must be read by the masses indiscriminately. I also blog just so that I can tell people that I have a blog. Those reasons aren't what I'd tell to an interviewer, though, so in case a future interviewer is reading this blog, pay no attention to the previous statements but rather to the following: I blog to document ideas and interesting finds, and hopefully engage in meaningful conversation over the mysteries of life.

- What you'll be blogging aboutStupidity and humility (pdf download). Whatever that means.

- Encourage commentsThe comment box below was made just for you. Yes, for you, and you only. The only reason it requires a name and email and whatever is for the whole world to know of the wonderful person who writes such eloquent words in response to such a feeble blog post, and so that they may know to whom this comment box belongs. Please, accept this humble gift to you, this comment box, and let the words of your mind gracefully flow out as the sweetest nectar, nourishing the comment box I offer so meekly to you. If you see others writing things in the comment box, pay no attention to them. This is your comment box and yours only.

Other notes:

I tried to employ the ten tips for writing an effective blog post from problogger. He is problogger, after all. Unfortunately, this came out much longer than 250 words. Gotta work on that.

The title of this post was inspired by the song Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins, which I was listening to before/while writing this. I don't usually like music videos, but this is probably the best music video ever. Depicts the song perfectly.

Have a good day!


  1. Eventually I will. But don't tell anyone. You weren't supposed to read this.

  2. Why wasn't I supposed to read this?

  3. Because no one from xanga is supposed to find out yet. I don't know when I'll be making my grand departure, though.

  4. Ah, sorry about that. This blog was linked to your Twitter, so I assumed that this blog was open to anyone. Of course, I don't want you to leave Xanga, but you gotta do what you gotta do

  5. I'm not entirely leaving xanga, I'll still read my subs and comment and stuff, I just won't be posting there anymore. I dunno. We'll see. How could I ever leave you, sweetheart?

  6. Ah, I see. I've got too much of a following to leave Xanga myself. Glad you're not leaving me, sweetheart.

  7. This is true. Plus, you're still entering your prime years of blogging, where every post is gold, you can't leave now. Fortunately, I'm a bland and undedicated blogger, so I'm sure the few followers I have, if any, won't miss mocking my posts that much. Sorry for the delayed reply, sweetheart.

  8. That's okay, sweetheart. At least I don't have to play this song for you anymore:

    Oh, have you got any traffic on this new blog?