Hello and welcome.
You may have stumbled across this site by accident, sent as a link by yours truly, or as a recommendation from a friend. However means you may have gotten here thank you for taking a little time out of your day to take a gander at the site and maybe read on a bit.
I know what you may be thinking – “Great not another blog site to spend time reading.” I do not want to presume you have even read anything past this point, and I don’t blame you if that was your reaction. I thought long and hard and came up with reasons why not to start a blog site. One is it just might be passé, and the market for blog sites is over-saturated, which I am sure it most likely is. The other reason for not doing it is that I was concerned about taking up your time to read what I’ve written, or you just may not be interested in what I have to say at all.
Well I have a few responses. Starting a site like this takes very little effort and investment and I have written down quite a lot of words that are just sitting idly on my computer, and I would rather put them to use. Now whether or not the words that are united into sentences and happen to convey a collection of ideas that you may or may not relate to remains to be seen. Concerning taking up your precious time, I have decided to keep each posting short (3- 5 minutes tops) because I know that there are so many things in life these days that are vying for your attention, and it would be selfish and presumptuous to assume you might even be interested in reading anything more than that. Besides, I am going by the expression “Always leave them wanting more.”
I am keeping the concept simple and if you care to know the process here it is; Prior to posting I will send the writing for that week to my photographer friend who in turn will read what I have written and based on inspiration choose a photo to accompany the writing. Then I will simply upload both. This will be done weekly.
As a bonus even though it is not quite finished I have decided from time to time to add excerpts from my book of the same blog site name “From 10,000 Lakes to a Rising Sun,” about life in Japan, where I have been living for over twelve years. Think Seinfeld meets Garrison Keillor with a pinch of Hunter. So if you want to get a taste of the book, why not “follow” me and get notified every time I post.
If you have read up to this point, thank you for your time and hope you stick around and enjoy. If you really like it, feel free to pass it on to others and follow by clicking “follow” on the right side of this page. And if you are so inclined feel free to make a comment.