10 PRINT “HELLO WORLD”

No one truly enjoys a first post. They don’t age well, either from a technical standpoint (scope creep in coverage) or an artistic one (the evolution of a writing style). They aren’t informative. They serve a purpose better left to the About page.

They are as fun to write as they are to read.

But. Some post has to be first. Why not this one?

I’m digitally gardening because it’s my only form of internet interaction. I don’t socialize on other platforms. Social media bothers me a great deal, and the supposed benefits are outweighed by dramatic downsides. Since I’m a writer, I wanted some place online to showcase my writing, link to where readers could find more, and post a bibliography.

Really, it’s a series of selfish reasons. Much like the decision to remove comments.