A casual observer would think, "Wow, Bethi has finally gotten with the times! Starting a blog, what an incredibly trendy, hip thing to do! Next thing you know, she'll start answering her phone when it rings!" But this casual observer would be wrong. I doubt I will ever start answering my phone.
But yes, this is me, starting a blog. Why? Not sure. Partly because I can. Partly because my wordiness surpasses the capacity of Twitter and even Facebook status updates (what do you MEAN, I can only use 240 characters??? Who can update their status in only 240 characters??? ) And I suppose because part of me is wondering if I had a blog if anyone would read it. I have been writing for myself all my life and have never felt compelled to share. Guess that's because I never went to kindergarten.
So here's to blogging! (Although a student of mine has just informed me that it's really no longer "in." Go figure...)