Shalom, aloha and all that jazz

How are you? This is my “hello” post, it’s not really an introduction, I’ve already got one of those, but it’s just a sort of explanation of why I’m blogging at you, and what you can expect to be seeing around here.

I’m a writer. I’ve been writing crap for a while, but this last year or so I’ve begun to write less crap, you know, quality stuff. I’ve had poetry and prose published by the Greensilk Journal and Underground Voices Magazine as well as a few zines over the internet and countless things submitted to nonprofit organizations. The big thing about writing, for me, is that, if I don’t force myself to do it, it won’t get done. I love the actual writing process, but I have a lot of trouble motivating myself to pick up my pen or sit down at the keyboard and actually get it out. That’s what this blog is for! I’ve been writing tons in a journal, but what the hell, I want to share it with the world! The idea being that, if other people know that I’m writing things, then I’ll be more motivated to actually say things. I’ve had countless blogs over the years, but most of them were very narrow in scope, this one is big, I’m just going to let it free and write about my interests, whatever they are.

So, if you’re interested in reading, I plan to talk about my big passions. I referenced some of them in the title of the blog, but you’ll primarily be seeing posts about writing, vegetarianism, religion and Judaism, language and linguistics and politics. I’m also working on breeding the little critic inside of me, so I’d like to leave criticisms and reviews of various pieces of music, art, novels and literature I come across. I’d like to share things about books and authors that I’ve read and enjoyed, but especially those of authors that I know personally. If you live in or around the Austin area, I’ll do my best to publicize events, poetry readings, shops, gigs and the like that I hear about or I’ll be visiting.

What you’ll probably not be seeing much of is original poetry or prose by me. You’ll also be seeing very little self-promotion. I’m not using this blog as a way to help myself become more read, or to promote my writing. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not in any way one of those writers who guards their writing like it’s a holy secret, but I just think that this is not the place to do that. I may periodically post a link or something to where you can check out some of my writing if you’d like, but I don’t want to be forcing anyone to look at it. I don’t write for money, I don’t write because I want to be famous. I write because I enjoy it, and I’d like to use it to touch people’s lives or provide entertainment.

If you’re interested in contacting, feel free to hit that “Links” tab at the top and go check out my Facebook and leave me message. I’m not comfortable publishing my email address visibly, but if you ask over a message on Facebook, I’ll gladly give it out.

I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day. I’ll be updating hopefully sometime this week or weekend. :] Shalom, salaam, peace.

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  2. Hi Tyler, nice “hello” post. 🙂

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