I knew a wise and eclectic man in my hometown who proudly encouraged his self-promoted campaign, "Try New Things." He had bumper stickers he would give to random customers and post on the walls of the bathrooms in the coffeeshop where I often saw him. He encouraged people to try things they normally wouldn't, and I admired his push towards this mentality.
Although, I have found myself on occasion not entirely giving in to his philosophy of trying new things since I avoid doing anything that makes me look like I'm "jumping on a bandwagon." So, in an effort to attempt trying new things, I am doing just that with this blog. I am a blogging lover and I have always used Blogger (Blogspot) to embellish my thoughts and practice 'speaking' to an invisible audience in order to organize my thoughts before I actually speak them. I still have a few blogs on Blogger that I maintain, some that are obsolete. However, I never fancied even trying a new blog-engine, such as WrodPress. I often thought that too many people I know use this engine, so I didn't want anything to do with it. However, while there are uniques details that Blogger provides me with that WordPress cannot, the versa is the same - there are some things that WordPress can offer that Blogger cannot. I am here to find out what each pro and con of these writing atmospheres are. I'm trying new things.
I also include with my attempt at this philosophy the show I have been observing: Doctor Who. I figure it is something out of my natural tendencies to view, but it looks like something I could possibly enjoy if I try to. While it has never been a 'popular' show amongst the general public, or even my friends, I have never been drawn to it for the mere reason of enough people knowing about it.
To clarify from the beginning: I admit that I do not always sway towards the interests of pop-culture. I don't like jumping on bandwagons because it's a 'cool' thing. I am not a member of the whole "hipster culture" that seems to be growing in popularity these days. I have simply always been this way. It's a part of who I am, throughout recollections of when I was very young. I have always been this way - and that is what has seemingly prevented me from approaching things that are new. While I am considerably eclectic in taste of music, fashion, entertainment, etc., I have always kept a closed-mind to things that people already know about. Well, here's my effort to go against that regular norm of mine!
I hope that anything I say in this blog might spark an interest in some way, so happy reading as I happily blog!