Thursday, August 4, 2011

Somewhere in the Middle

There seems to be three unwritten (yet mandatory) rules in blogging. 

Rule one states:
In your initial post, you must acknowledge you never imagined yourself as a blogger.
So acknowledged.

Rule two states:

You must identify the reason you started blogging.
Rule three states:
You must provide some background information about yourself.
I considered titling this inaguaral post "In the beginning", but that has already been used by an author far more talented than me.  The other reason I didn't want to start with that title is that it would force me to start in the past.  I am choosing to jump in at the present time.  If you want to know more about the first 18 months of life with twin girls from my perpsective, then you'll just have to buy my book (I know it's a shameless plug, but oh well). 

To be truthful, it is not a book yet, as it has not been published, but we're working on it.  My literary agent told me I need to start a blog so I can keep writing and get my name out there - that's rule two for those of you scoring at home. 

My girls are now just over 18 months old.  Everyday they do something new and amazing - and frequently humorous.  My plan is to entertain, educate, and enlighten. By the way, the fourth and only optional rule of blogging is to identify what you hope to accomplish through your blogging, so there you have it. 

Mamas and papas tend to see things a little differently - this Papa is no exception.  Actually, I am quite the excepiton.  I'm strange - I admit it freely and love it.  My mind does crazy things and goes crazy places.  Stick around and be you might just be amazed...confused...frightened...and more!

Now that the four rules have been taken care of, I can get started with the story telling.  I expect it to be a little like Mr. Toad's ride (wild - in case you aren't familiar with that particular story).   I don't quite know what to expect going forward, but in the very least it should be...interesting?


Julia said...

So excited to read what you have to say about this crazy life we have!

Liz said...

It's always refreshing to hear the a dad's perspective. Welcome to the blogging world!

Melissa Ann said...

Oh, dear... Julia, good luck! Unleashing dad into the blogosphere is quite the adventure... ;)

Derek Aldrich said...

Good luck with your adventure. It is a lot of fun to blog about twin daughters. Just please don't go crazy about pink.