Where I write about how this blog came to be
At one time, my online presence was little more than MySpace. See, I was teaching night computer classes at a technical school, and all of the kids, once I dismissed them for lab time, the kids would work on their MySpace profiles . . . you know, once they finished the highly engrossing activities I had given them, getting them to establish and maneuver directory structures in MS/DOS.
I opened a MySpace account, just to see what these kids were into . . . and then I didn’t touch the damn thing. But, there was this “blog” thing in MySpace, and you could write stuff for other people to read . . . and I ignored it. Then the Facebook rage started — I had no intention of ever creating a Facebook account . . . but one of my high school friends, who I had lost contact with, but re-found contact via email, told me that her husband posted all of the pictures of her kids to Facebook. And she has really cute kids . . . so I created my Facebook account. Facebook had this “Notes” application, where you could write
long missives entries for everyone to read. But, still, it didn’t feel “like mine.”
So, then I created an account on blogger.com — I was just starting to get serious about cycling, and I wanted a place to post my stories. And, I did . . . until I didn’t. Really, when you’re writing about only one thing, well, it’s difficult. So, the blog lagged, and I stopped cycling as much, and I started to put on weight. And, then I realized that I didn’t need my blog to be a one-trick pony, I could write about “being healthy.”
I re-launched the blog . . . and I posted, and I got a little snarkier, but I wrote, mostly, about diet & exercise. And the blog lagged.
Then I found Twitter, and Twitter fed me some new bloggy life — I’d post more often, but it was difficult to really post. And then two things happened quickly. I got pissed off at Blogger when a glitch disallowed comments, and I decided to change my Twitter handle from @johnbatzer to @daddyrunsalot. And, with that handle change, I decided to change my blog.
Sure, I’d still write about eating right and working out, but those would just be a few of the things that I’d do here. I’d also write about boobs, and nachos, and writing, and techy stuff, and work, and boobs, and cheese puffs, and boobs, and zombies, and running, and vacations, and my kids, and boobs, and midget porn, and drinking, and boobs, and boobs.
Anywho, it’s been a fun ride since I’ve been here . . . when I launched the
Misadventures of Daddy Runs a Lot, I was hoping to still be writing . . . simply that. When I write, my life is better. Now that I have a band legion a handful of followers to like to read what I’m putting out — well, there’s a reason bloggers to this thing. 🙂