I've decided to set out just a few rules for myself before embarking on this new blogging venture to ensure that I don't veer off track.
1) If I want others to substantiate their opinions, I have to do the same. Before writing some profoundly thought provoking piece (HA!) I need to read first. A side effect of increased academic reading is finding out that my "original thoughts" are not so original after all. (Aristotle articulates some of my meandering thoughts into pages of genius. From limited reading, any grandeur illusions I had of unique/profound thinking have been shattered... Hence, "I don't pretend to know anything.")
2) No angry blogging. It's easy to write when frustrated because suddenly thoughts become "so clear". Unfortunately I learned the hard way that this is a misleading fallacy. Emotions may become clear, but that doesn't make them true. Writing may become easier, but that doesn't make the writing any better.
3) Only post when I truly have something to say. The first time I started blogging, I found myself addicted to it much in the same way that Facebook & Twitter can be addicting. I wrote simply for the sake of writing and receiving positive feedback. Those posts sounded good, but they had no substance.
4) Lastly I'm going to start sharing some of my pictures more seriously. I am addicted to taking pictures, and rather than sharing them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, I'd like to begin sharing them here to give my blog a sense of completeness. A lot of what I see can't be articulated with words. As much as I love 'em, words can be limiting.
So, that's that I suppose. The one thing that hasn't changed is my title. I've decided to stick with "White Blank Page"... I can't explain why. It's not simply because of the song. It just fits.
Here's to fresh starts & new experiences.