I find myself in a bit of awkward position, writing my first blog entry here on CHUD. Awkward because I honestly have no idea what percentage of you know who the hell I am. I’ve only been writing DVD reviews on CHUD for a couple of months now, with less than a dozen reviews under my belt. It would be arrogant to venture forward without introducing myself, as if I was so certain I’d made a lasting impression with my handful of reviews that I felt no introduction was necessary. On the other hand, I really don’t want to turn this into a blog about myself and my life – there’s nothing I find more irritating than the pointless documentation of the mundanities of daily experience – and so I’m having a difficult time figuring out a way to tell you about myself without turning this space into the sort of self-indulgent navel-gazing that I’m desperately trying to avoid. It’s a slippery slope: one day I’m telling you how I started writing for CHUD, and the next day I’m telling you what music I’m listening to, or what kind of sandwich I just ate, or how my mood is “sparkley”.
But I suppose it’s unavoidable, isn’t it? Here I am, writing a blog entry about myself writing a blog entry; you don’t get much more self-indulgent than that. I guess blogging is self-indulgent by definition, so I guess I shouldn’t really worry about it too much. I honestly don’t know what I’ll be writing about in this space, but whatever it is, I promise to keep the navel-gazing to a minimum. Unless you’re really dying to know what kind of toothpaste I use, that is.
Oh, and as for that introduction? Let’s just skip it. I don’t want to bore you with the mundane details of my life. After all, we have plenty of time for that.