The hardest thing about starting a new blog (for me at least–and this is my first), is writing that first post. After much deliberation, I have decided to pass on some enlightening glimpse into my intentions or executive summary of my life. Maybe I’ll edit this post (even though I am sure that goes against some blogger code of ethics) months from now and leave it to those who browse blog archives to stumble upon it.
I will just start by saying that the Greater Eckington Neighborhood (more on “GEN” later) has definitely not reached the saturation point of weblogs. No cybersquatter, hoping to extract hundreds of dollars from me, appeared when I registered the “eckington.wordpress.com” subdomain yesterday. It is somewhat like those first few small businesses, catering to resident-coveted niches, that open in a transitional area–even if their service or product proves quite pedestrian, the neighborhood will gush over its fledgling establishments…
…until someone better comes along (like the angry weblog enthusiasts who may hack my site until I abdicate the domain). That, however, is the true mark of progress for a transitional area.
But for now, it is a little lonely out here, and this certainly increased the pressure of selecting a name for the blog…..(and for those in Spotsylvania who are offended–you simply do not understand the quip).