I was about to write a totally different post on a completely different subject, but as I started to write I had the same problem I always have: how do I start my blog posts?
It feels unnatural to just start typing away, without acknowledging the fact that I'm writing for real life readers, but then, what do I say?
Um... there's the traditional: Dear Readers,
No - that sounds to formal, and I'm anything but traditional.
Let's see..., how about Dear little monsters?
Shoot - no wait, that's taken already.
By George, I think I've got it! Dear Fellow Lifers!!!
-and by lifers I mean people like I, who have been sentenced to life on earth. I think I really like that.
But then I wonder if new visitors will be confused by it. I mean, I can't be explaining what I mean under every post, now can I?
Still, I really feel like I need to acknowledge the fact that I know you are there, and that I appreciate it more than I can really say.
Dear most wonderful people in the world because you read my blog,
There. That says it all now, doesn't it? A little long winded, but appropriate.
Until anyone gives me another really great suggestion, or you know, my crazy/beautiful mind
comes up with something better, that will be it.
PS, as a complete afterthought, I'd like to mention that I know starting a sentence with But or And is grammatically incorrect. But I mean, call me a rebel, I'm taking artistic liberties. And I don't care who doesn't like it. :)