I just received an email notifying my that I am now a member of the Ohio Red States blogroll. They describe my blog as “the ultimate extension of the original Gutenberg press.”
OK, so they took a quote from another web site. I’ll buy that, as that is how I view the Internet and blogging in general, but that is far from how I view the point of this blog.
Come to think of it, this blog has been redefined — especially since the crash — as a blog about more than just web design and CSS; I have allowed it (and redefined it, although not consciously) to become more of a commentary, essay-oriented, op-ed site than I had originally intended.
Be that as it may, that is my writing style. Always has been; I guess it always will be, although I also write some fiction and a little poetry. I wanted, initially, to write about standards-based web design and provide some critique, but it seems as if the market for this is full.
I wanted my own voice.
So I have returned to writing what I already know, which is what writers always do best, anyway. Stephen King wrote in his book, “On Writing,” that a writer should write to please himself (my bride gave me this book). Needless to say…
I have debated telling red-state.com to change my description to “A Blog from the Mouth of the Mighty Cuyahoga River”; I have decided against it.
I think I’ll let it stand as it is.