My name is Martin and I'm studying English and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. I've flirted with the idea of starting a blog for some time now, but not til a few minutes ago did I decided to take the plunge. I'm not a particularly technology-minded kinda guy; I stopped using MySpace and Bebo ages ago (mainly due to the fact that replying to all my comments etc started taking hours each time) and I haven't signed up to the infamous institution known as Facebook. That being said, writing daily is part of my course, and indeed part of the vocation of being a writer if you want to be more precise, so I decided to start this blog. It's not a social networking site in the traditional sense, although you do get to talk to people on the vast network that is the internet. It's more of an information-based thing, which is going to suit me better!
I realised, as well as the benefits to my course, that I look at loads of blogs regularly for fun. I'm sure we've all been there when we're bored at the computer and decide to go on a 'Google rampage,' desperately trying to find something fun and avoid the work we've got to do! It's often here that the keyword I'm searching for is found in someone's blog, and reading what they've written about the thing I'm interested in is great. There's a lot of criticism of blogging due to the fact there's no regulation on opinion or verification of facts necessary, but I say the entertainment is in looking at a multitude of opinions, assessing their biases and reaching a balanced opinion for myself. So yeah, the point of this paragraph is: however poor my blog is, I hope that there are some people out there who stumble across it and find something that they liked in it, pure and simple. I am a simple person (yes, in the intelligence department especially) and I'm simply going to give something back to the blogging community.
I've got a lot more to say, but this is my first foray into the blogging world so I'll restrict myself until later.