I've had this squarespace blog for nearly 9 months now. But this is the first entry.
For all those months I've been looking for the perfect first post. I've been waiting for the right time. Looking for the perfect thing to open up the door. But... It never comes.
It's partly through fear. I'm really scared of looking stupid, of opening myself up and getting shot down. But today, I decided to prove to myself that I'm not a good writer, that my ideas of wanting to be a grandiose intelectual writer are not true.
I was listening to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, "The Duncan Trussell Family Hour"
(The live episode from the improv with Dan Harmon and Emil Amos, listen to it here.) and something that Dan Harmon said struck a chord. The question was about something that people can do to break themselves out of their everyday patterns and move closer to something great. He said to prove to yourself that you suck. To just write something.
All the waiting around for the perfect moment, for the perfect first post is that fear. So this is it.
What I want to do with this blog is cover a bunch of ground. To have detailed technical analysis of drums, music, techniques etc. But I also want to talk about more esoteric ideas. Where does creativity come from, mindsets, and a bunch more. I also want to share my own experiences.
So this is it! Post 1 down. I don't think anyone will initially read this, but the important thing is I'm starting. So you should to.