So…you want to know who am I and what is this blogging stuff all about? The short answer is: I’m Paul Marin and I don’t know.
The thing is that through the years, I’ve been reading a lot of websites while doing research on all the subjects that got my attention. What I learned is that Blogs, are different.
A blog is a virtual copy of someone’s thoughts at a given moment in time. A snapshot if you want, of a small piece of somebody’s life. Maybe what you write or say today, is something you might regret later. You may edit it but it is done. A blog is alive in that sense.
“No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” – Thomas Carlyle
The need to start writing a Blog is connected with the common desire to learn and keep a record of one’s life. In the past, biographies and autobiographies, where the only way for people to try to deal with the need to connect with the world. Today we have so many options that we feel overwhelmed and paralyzed in most cases. The closest tool is the phenomenon called social media. People is sharing personal stuff, hobbies, opinions, everything. The privacy boundaries are now blurred.
“There’s no biography so interesting as the one in which the biographer is present.” – Orson Welles
It is a scary thing, if you think about it, to share your most intimate and probably wrong thoughts with the world. It is like getting naked in a big room full of people. Then again, this is not about asking to be judged. It is a journey. Join me if you like!
By the way, this is the “About Me” page, so, I’m a musician, Architecture/Engineering Draftsman, Internet Marketing enthusiast, father and….. you know what?… Let’s say I’m a work in progress. 😉